The Press: South's Guardian

Louisville, Ky. is a one-paper town. Barry Bingham's proud old Courier-Jour nal (with its evening edition, the Times) constitutes a virtual news monopoly in the middle Ohio Valley: it has no serious competitor nearer than Cincinnati. Both papers are healthy, with circulations (Courier-Journal, 109,361; Times, 121,854) that are still growing.

But monopolistic ease contents not Publisher Bingham nor his general manager, Mississippi-born Mark Foster Ethridge (onetime president of the National Association of Broadcasters). They have ideas and ideals, they keep on spending money for new features, now & again take a full...

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