The Press: War in Wichita

The fight between the Wichita, Kans., Eagle and the Wichita Beacon which started five years ago when the thick-skinned Brothers Levand—Max, Louis and John—bought the Beacon from Senator Henry Justin Allen, last summer became Wichita's best newsstory. Last week the thin-skinned Brothers Murdock—Victor and Marcellus—who own the Eagle were under the impression that the Levands had suffered a stunning defeat. Eagle headlines happily screamed the news that the two liveliest Levands, Max and Louis, had been indicted on five counts, for misleading advertising.

Explained in detail on the Eagle's front page, the...

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