The Press: Favorite Sons

Two of the New York Times's favorite sons last week took a step up the ivy-muffled Times ladder.

First up was plump, amiable Turner Catledge, 43. Generally considered a better reporter than editor, he gave up a reporter's "dream job" as roving political correspondent for the Times, moved in as assistant to Managing Editor Edwin L. James. Born in Mississippi and brought up there, journalistically, on a handset weekly paper, Catledge has been a Timesman since 1927, except for a brief, unfortunate period as chief correspondent, then editor-in-chief of the Chicago Sun during...

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