The Press: Editor, Old Style

A proud, slumbering, self-contained city is Charleston, S. C. Charleston society, penuriously descended from South Carolina's ante-bellum aristocracy, looks down on rich Yankees who have bought and restored great estates, on Northern industrialists who in the last ten years have built factories on the city's outskirts—looks down even on the rest of South Carolina when it stoops to push for prosperity. The temperament of old Charleston invigorates the bosom of 71-year-old, baggy-suited Dr. William Watts Ball, editor of the Charleston News & Courier.

Dr. Ball, the son of a Confederate colonel, is a...

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