The Press: Broken Link

Last week death broke one of the remaining links between the late great Joseph Pulitzer and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Dead from a stroke was 83-year-old George Sibley Johns, one of the great ancients of journalism, whose busiest years ended in 1930 when he became editor emeritus of the Post-Dispatch after 48 years as a newspaperman.

The career of Editor Johns on the P-D extended from the days of John A. Cockerill, who as managing editor had to shoot an indignant reader in self-defense, to the brawling '20s when the P-D thundered against Prohibition,...

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