The Press: World's End

City Room. A copy boy emerged from the wire room of the New York Evening World, dawdled across the floor and laconically laid on the city desk a bulletin from the City News Association ticker. City Editor Jack Rainey, who was sending away the last of his Wall Street Closing edition, hastily scanned the slip of paper, stopped stock still, read again. An assistant looked over his shoulder, then a rewrite man, then others.

"Ralph, Herbert and Joseph Pulitzer," the bulletin stated in effect, "appeared in New York Surrogate's Court to apply as...

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