The Press: Scripps-Howard

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"Remember, you are the trapeze performers of the organization. On one side is the fat lady's lap, on the other side is a cage of man-eating lions and there is no net to catch you if you fall."

So chirruped Publisher Roy Wilson Howard of the Scripps-Howard chain-papers nine years ago to an enthusiastic, moonfaced subordinate named Tom Sharp who, believing that the city of El Paso, Texas needed another newspaper, but unable to persuade his chiefs, had gone to his chiefs' retired Big Chief, to "Old Man" Edward Wyllis Scripps...

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