The Press: News for the News

In The Bronx County Courthouse one morning last week Supreme Court Justice Salvatore A. Cotillo heard an elderly couple plead for the setting aside of the three-day notice required for marriage in New York. Granting the plea and satisfied that the pleaders were not syphilitic —another legal requirement—Judge Cotillo married them. The couple: Captain Joseph Medill Patterson, 59, publisher of New York's tabloid Daily News, and Mary King, fiftyish, women's editor of the News and fiction editor of the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate.

Able Mary King began her successful newspaper career...

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