The Press: Death of Brisbane

Three weeks ago 72-year-old Editor Arthur Brisbane of the Hearstpapers began to suffer heart attacks. Last week Editor Brisbane took to bed in his Manhattan apartment. On Christmas Eve, Mr. Brisbane murmured into one of his numerous Dictaphones, brought to his bedside, a timely installment of his far-famed "Today" column: "Another Christmas has come. . . . Nineteen Hundred and Thirty-six years ago . . . 'Peace on earth, 'good will toward men'. . . ." Before he could finish, Mr. Brisbane was tired out. His son Seward furnished the final paragraph,...

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