The Press: Angel Steps Out

Manhattan's Maurice Wertheim is a cultured, Jewish international banker, a philanthropist, a founder of the Theatre Guild, a man of social conscience. Two years ago, Banker Wertheim bought for his Civic Aid Foundation Oswald Garrison Villard's famed old pinko weekly, The Nation, which was editorially strong at 70 but financially feeble. Mr. Wertheim kept hands off The Nation's policy, which was shaped by Editor Freda Kirchwey and her colleagues, Joseph Wood Krutch and Max Lerner. Under the Foundation's patronage, The Nation treated itself to a new format, the cartoons of brilliant David...