The Press: Commentator

In the list of pocket-sized monthly magazines on the U. S. newsstand, a newcomer was added this week in the shape of Commentator, with Radio's Commentator Lowell Thomas billed as editor-in-chief. Backer-in-chief was Charles Shipman Payson, the tall, rusty-haired Manhattan lawyer whom Jock Whitney's sister Joan married. His ambition to be a publisher appears to have been fired by the thought that the commentators of radio probably had facts & opinions to give the world which radio's timorous self-censorship bottles up before the microphone.

Mr. Payson's 25¢ magazine had on its editorial board,...

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