Press: Mobile Baby

Mobile Baby

Eagles fly high and newspaper history is made fast in Mobile, Ala. Less than five years ago Ralph Bradford Chandler left the Birmingham Post (Scripps-Howard), descended on Mobile, began publishing the Press (evening) in competition with the Register (morning) and News-Item (evening), both owned by Col. Frederick Ingate Thompson, onetime member of the U. S. Shipping Board and an unsuccessful Senatorial aspirant in 1930. Last February Publisher Chandler got control of both Thompson papers, killed the News-Item, settled down to enjoy his monopoly....

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