Press: $825,000 Post

When the World Series is being played, when wars are waged, when steamships sink, thick crowds jam the sidewalks of Washington's Pennsylvania Avenue at E Street to read the bulletins in the Washington Post's windows. A straw-hatted crowd jammed the sidewalk one day last week, surged up the front stairs of the grey stone pile, but not to read bulletins. The crowd was there to see the 56-year-old newspaper auctioned (TIME, May 29).

On the third floor of the building sat Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean, estranged wife of the Post's ousted Publisher Edward...

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