The Press: Block Buys

Paul Block, owner of five dailies, last week took his opportunity to buy the Milwaukee Sentinel, only morning paper there. Thereby he shut out William Randolph Hearst who, it is rumored, had had a five-year option on that "second oldest daily in the northwest" (established 1837 by Laurent Solomon Juneau. one of Milwaukee's first white settlers). And. thereby, Charles F. Pfister, Milwaukee meat packer, got rid of a newspaper in which he had lost interest. Retained on the Sentinel were Judge A. C. Backus as vice president and Julius Liebman as managing...

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