The Press: Onward & Rightward

Fleet Streeters last week were chattering like a treeful of English sparrows over the supersuccess story of a bird they all knew when. Only eight months ago brash Frank Owen, back from the wars, had gone to work as a high-priced (around $40,000 a year), once-a-week columnist for Lord & Lady Rothermere's London Daily Mail. Now he had been named its editor.

The Rothermeres' diehard Tory friends had for years spoken of Owen as "that notorious leftist." They could only hope that Esmond and Ann Rothermere knew what they were doing. At least, the...

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