The Press: After Hearst . . .

A biographer of Publisher William Randolph Hearst once asked a Hearst executive, "Who do you suppose will carry on when Hearst passes?" The tart reply: "Whoever is nearest the safe."*

Many a publisher has pondered the same question about the gigantic one-man organization of 23 newspapers, 12 magazines. Many a Hearst executive of long service and tested prowess has wondered if he might, in the not-inconceivably remote future, be working for one or more of Publisher Hearst's five sons.

Last week the question of future Hearst ownership was partially answered by the announcement...

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