The Press: Mr. Gannett's Discovery

Frank Ernest Gannett, 62, has discovered Washington. As a newspaperman for over 40 years, 37 of them as publisher (newspapers: New York, 18; Connecticut, 1; New Jersey, 1; Illinois, 1), he had often railed and ranted at Washington as the seat of radical forces. But he had closed his eyes to the fact that the U.S. capital is also the news capital.

This week the Gannett Washington bureau opened with a good, hardworking, conservative newspaperman as its head. Chunky, balding, cigar-smoking Cecil Bunyan Dickson is 44, a onetime cowboy, soda jerk, Marine, A.P.man, I.N.S.man...

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