The Press: Sandman

Twenty-seven years ago, aged 12, Generoso Pope had a job in Manhattan painting pianos at $3 a week. He had come to the land of opportunity from Italy. Twenty years later successful Mr. Pope owned Colonial Sand & Stone Co. which he believes is now the world's largest. Then he started buying up New York's Italian-language daily and Sunday newspapers. First he bought Il Progresso

Italo-Americano (founded in 1880, circulation: 100,000), biggest in the land. The year after he purchased Bollettino Delia Sera (circulation: 35,000). Last week he acquired another one — Carrier...

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