Press: War in Rhode Island

In Providence, the proud old Journal (circulation, 44,000) and its evening running mate, the Bulletin (circulation, 98-663), are two rear-guard Republican sheets in a Democratic State. Major owners of the two papers are the dignified, prosperous Metcalf brothers, textile tycoons long listed among the big potentates of small Rhode Island. Last week, the Metcalfs suddenly found themselves standing by to repel journalistic boarders.

Rowdy Democrats from dingy Pawtucket, five miles away, seemed to be approaching on two quarters, armed to the teeth. The Pawtucket Star, a weekly established to bait the Journal,...

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