Press: Seattle Settlement

Last week Editor Bruce Bliven of The New Republic openly wrote to William Randolph Hearst: "My immediate purpose ... is to suggest that you retire from active journalism. You are an elderly man. . . . Why not turn over the reins to someone else and enjoy the sunset years? . . . Things are going rather badly for your daily newspapers. . . . Even in cities where your papers have shown slight [circulation] gains, their competitors have run away from them by many thousands. . . In advertising revenue, also, your papers...

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