The Press: Doctor to Dailies

"A PLAIN STATEMENT OF FACTS"

"Rumors have been circulated—from sources plainly self-interested and unfriendly—that The Oregonian has been sold. Some of the rumor mongers have identified the supposed purchaser variously. Most of them have said that Mr. Hearst is the purchaser. . . . The Oregonian has not been sold. . . . No sale is in negotiation or pending. . . ."

One day last fortnight the venerable Portland Oregonian felt obliged to print the foregoing "plain statement of facts'' in a two-column box on its front page. It may have helped squelch...