The Press: Revolt on the Mall

Live-wire Editor Louis Seltzer thought Cleveland needed a World War II Memorial, preferably a big one. In 1945, his promotion-conscious Press began beating Page-One drums to raise a $100,000 memorial fund, soon thumped it over the top. Seltzer then asked Sculptor Marshall

Fredericks, 41, a World War II veteran, to design a suitable statue to adorn a fountain on Cleveland's Mall.

Finally, this spring, Fredericks was ready with a one-twelfth scale model of his design: the nude figure of a young man, with one arm stretched upward. Seltzer, who keeps the Scripps-Howard Press a proper "family newspaper," was not perturbed at the statue's...

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