The Press: Businessman Brookes

Since Manhattan Lawyer Clarence John Shearn took over the rehabilitation of the Hearst publishing empire, he has done much to restore its financial stability (TIME, March 13). But as William Randolph Hearst's voting trustee and personal representative, Judge Shearn has long felt that a non-Hearst businessman at the head of the Hearst empire would do even more to restore its standing and stability. Last week Judge Shearn found his businessman. John St. Clair Brookes Jr., though almost unknown to the U. S. at large, has already become a power in three top-flight corporations....

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