The Press: Peak Passed

Of all the careers which reached their tragic peak in the fateful year 1929, none had been more exciting than Ray Long's. A poor boy from a small town in Indiana, he had quickly made his mark in the newspaper business as "boy editor" of the Cincinnati Post and Cleveland Press. Then he splashed brilliantly into the fiction magazine field, running through the spectrum of Red Book, Bine Book, Green Book. On Armistice Day 1918, William Randolph Hearst succeeded, after several years' dickering, in hiring Editor Long for his Cosmopolitan. In the eleven...

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