The Press: Twins and Trusts

Because Columnist Evie Robert of the Washington Times was having a baby in Manhattan last week, her socialite mother, Mrs. Harold Walker, took over her space for one day and burbled happily from the hospital: "Grandmothers really aren't much these days ! ..."

The remark did not apply to Evie's boss, Publisher Eleanor Medill ("Cissie") Patterson, herself a grandmother,* who the same day chose an unusual way to put in the same publishing box stall the evening Times and its stablemate, the morning Herald. Vivacious, copper-haired Cissie has leased both papers from William...

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