The Press: 50 Years of Hearst

In a city of shining hills and seagirt promontories, the nation's most spectacular publisher last week celebrated the birth of his business. It was 50 years since William Randolph Hearst was given the San Francisco Examiner by his father, rich old Senator George Hearst. To mark the anniversary, the first publishing property of the Hearst enterprises ran off a 134-page edition of 306,000 copies. One of its most striking features was a letter, written by "Will" Hearst, 24 and recently rusticated from Harvard, to tell his father what he would do if he...

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