The Press: Cleveland Centenarian

On a U.S. lecture tour Winston Churchill in Cleveland once paid this compliment to that city's oldest and richest newspaper: "I think," said he, "that by all odds the Plain Dealer has the best newspaper name of any in the world." He referred, of course, to the Plain Dealer's name literally, not to its rating among world newspapers.

This week the Plain Dealer received far fancier compliments than Churchill's. To celebrate its looth birthday appeared a 402-page history of the Plain Dealer (Knopf; $4), by its longtime chief editorial writer, 65-year-old Archer H. Shaw....

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