Press: Journalistic Dynasty

Last summer Robert Paine Scripps suffered a throat hemorrhage shortly after he arrived in Honolulu aboard his trim ketch Novia Del Mar. Mr. Scripps, frail in his youth but strong in later years, confided to friends that he feared he would some day bleed to death. Last week that grave fear became a fearful fact. Stricken with another hemorrhage while his yacht rolled in Magdalena Bay, Lower California, Robert Scripps died at 42.

Death ended his control of more daily newspapers than any other man in the U. S. (Scripps-Howard chain of 24 dailies*), the second largest...

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