The Press: Big Deal in Georgia

For more than two years, rumors have been abroad that a big newspaper deal would shortly pop up in Atlanta. Last week that rumor ripened into fact. Dayton Publisher James Middleton Cox, thrice Governor of Ohio. Democratic candidate for President of the United States in 1920 against Ohio Publisher Warren Gamaliel Harding, stepped from a plane in Atlanta to announce that he had bought two papers: the Atlanta Journal and William Randolph Hearst's Atlanta Georgian. With them he got the Journal's 50,000-watt radio station, WTSB, and a 40% interest in another, less important transmitter, WAGA.

The Journal outfit cost Publisher Cox $1,943,685...

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