The Press: Dusk at Santa Monica

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One of the many little-known facts about William Randolph Hearst's fantastically tangled affairs is that his rival Los Angeles publisher, Harry Chandler of the Times, holds a mortgage on San Simeon. Last month in Los Angeles, rather than embarrass his strapped debtor, Mr. Chandler agreed to extend the mortgage. But it was not Mr. Hearst who made the request. Mr. Hearst was not. in Los Angeles or San Simeon.

Last fortnight in Chicago, Joseph Vincent Connolly, general manager of all Hearstpapers, and half-a-dozen other Hearst bigwigs were frantically trying to do something...

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