The Press: British Boomlet

A vigorous believer in Anglo-American hands-across-the-sea is British Press Titan Lord Beaverbrook (born plain William Maxwell Aitken). Last week, when U. S. Publisher Frank Ernest Gannett arrived in London, Lord Beaverbrook's friendly hand had a distinctly ham quality about it. Speaking through his Daily Express and Evening Standard his lordship found Mr. Gannett eminently qualified to be President, handed him the nomination. "In two years, Gannett may be the President of the U. S.," warned the Standard.

Cherubic, 61-year-old Nominee Gannett, who publishes a string of 19 wholesome family newspapers, mostly in upstate New York, promptly accepted: ''No American could refuse the...

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