The Press: Southern Succession

Into a pair of oversized Kentucky shoes, worn only twice before, a Yankee journalist stepped last week. New York-born, 42-year-old Herbert Agar, onetime diplomat, novelist, playwright, poet, critic, historian, became editor-in-chief of the Louisville Courier-Journal.

First editor of the Courier-Journal was Colonel Henry Watterson ("Marse Henry") who helped to found it by a merger in 1868. A bellicose, one-eyed, ex-Confederate cavalry scout with walrus mustaches, Colonel Watterson knew 13 U. S. Presidents, thoroughly approved of only one: Abraham Lincoln. He took keen pleasure in abusing each of the others in turn, whether Democrat...

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