The Press: Borden for Ruppel

Slender, scholarly Gail Borden of Chicago's Social Register is rarely allowed to forget that the great-granduncle for whom he is named invented condensed milk. Not so well known is the fact that his great-grandfather John and two brothers started the first newspaper in the Republic of Texas, ran it until the Mexican General Santa Anna destroyed their press. Last week Gail Borden recalled this bit of family history when he was lifted out of his congenial niche as columnist and drama critic of Chicago's tabloid Daily Times and made managing editor to succeed Lou Ruppel, who resigned last month (TIME, Dec....

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