The Press: Ryan-Gray Zeitung

Grandsons of immensely wealthy men seldom work very hard. John Barry Ryan Jr., grandson of the late financier Thomas Fortune Ryan, worked ten years as a reporter, aspired to publish his own paper. Last week there appeared in Newark, N. J., the Free Press, owned jointly by Mr. Ryan and Harry Gray, his former managing editor of the Newark Ledger.

Publishers Ryan and Gray first acquired the New Jersey Freie Zeitung, Newark's German language morning paper, which was finding its road rough. In the Freie Zeitung's plant they established their new English...

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