The Press: A New Star

". , . A tremendous influx of skilled labor brought sharply to the attention of the Star the need for a bright, compact newspaper in modern tempo. At the same time . . . a modern motor-coach system . . . makes the old, large newspaper impractical to read while riding." Thus last week the Seattle Star gave its reason for becoming the Pacific Northwest's first tabloid. There were other reasons. They were something of a tabloid story in themselves—a story of mismanaged inheritance, hairbreadth financial escapes, family squabbling.

Trouble started when the Scripps...

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