The Press: Worldly Infant

So that one new magazine could be born last week, three magazines were killed. Subscribers to Asia, Inter-American and Free World were asked to switch—sight unseen—to a new monthly, United Nations World. Only a handful refused to; U.N. World started life with a circulation of 50,000.

It also began with an impressive list of editors, a worthy mission and a rich uncle. U.N. World originally had the backing of three rich men's sons, Nelson Rockefeller, Jock Whitney and Michael Straight—but Rockefeller and Whitney backed out. The money now comes out of the gold-lined pockets of the ElmhirstStraight family, which has patiently paid...

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