The Press: Last of an Empire

From Philadelphia, one day last week, came the announcement that the seven trustees of the estate of late, great Publisher Cyrus Curtis had sold the evening Public Ledger to a company headed by Robert Cresswell, treasurer until last month of the New York Herald Tribune.

The Public Ledger was a famed old morning paper when Curtis bought it from the late Adolph Simon Ochs (publisher of the New York Times) in 1913. He paid $2,000,000, proceeded to spend hundreds of thousands more for new equipment. To keep the Ledger presses busy he brought out an...

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