Press: Undertakers' Friend

Each year Philadelphia undertakers spend $175,000 of their clients' money for paid death notices in the city's four biggest papers. Just as regularly the Bulletin, Ledger and Inquirer divide $75,000 of this revenue while a $100,000 lump goes to the Record, mouthpiece of Julius David Stern, sonorous Jewish crusader for the New Deal in Philadelphia, New York and Camden.

It is no accident that the Record hogs Philadelphia's death notice business. Most familiar newspaper figure to the city's undertakers is the Record's redhaired, beak-nosed Alexander Milligan Burns, who has made death notice...

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