The Press: 60 Years of Hearst

Last week the Hearst empire was 60 years old. In the U.S. Senate, where its founder once hoped to sit, and in the House, where he once did, old acquaintances got off some carefully chosen but occasionally surprising words about William Randolph Hearst. Said Kansas' deaf old (81) Arthur Capper of his fellow publisher: "always. . . a fighting liberal." Said Nevada's George Malone, an old friend of the family: "still his own best editor." Edith Nourse Rogers earnestly told the House that "if ever the term 'public service' requires a synonym, I believe...

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