The Press: Goodby, Broadway

Dream of many a big-city newspaperman is a small-town newspaper all his own. For 99%, it remains a dream. One of the one-percenters is Theodore Friend, 45. Last week he gave up his job on the New York Mirror to go west to publish the Lassen Advocate—a pint-sized (cir. 2,100), 78-year-old weekly in Susanville, Calif, (pop. 6,000).

Some Broadwayites were shocked: chunky Ted Friend had been amusement editor of the Mirror for eleven years—a job for which many a small-town newspaperman would give a brace of linotypes. He had reported the Broadway scene,...

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