The Press: Two for Cissy

Seven years ago this week Eleanor ("Cissy") Patterson put her small and pretty feet under a Hearst desk as editor & publisher of the Washington Herald. Much-traveled Mrs. Patterson had always wanted to run a Washington paper. Much-propertied Mr. Hearst had long wondered what to do about the Herald, a consistent money-loser with a piddling circulation of 60,000. It was a happy solution for both, and the only long faces were those of Joseph Medill Patterson, who did not like the idea of his sister working for his archrival, and Alice Roosevelt...

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