The Press: Dial Dies

As it must to most magazines carrying little advertising, Death will come next month to the resolutely literary Dial. Reasons for the demise were not forthcoming last week from the Dial's "adviser," Scofield Thayer, or from Editress Marianne Moore, or from President James T. Watson Jr. They simply announced that publication would cease after the July issue.

Assistant Editress Ellen Thayer, cousin of Adviser Thayer, denied a report that he had tired of paying Dial deficits. "We have an advertising manager who gets advertisements each month. We're not a charity organization, you know,"...

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