The Press: No. 2 Man

Jacob Dewey Gortatowsky, whose name means nothing to the public, last week firmed his hold as No. 2 editorial man in the Hearst empire. For 29 years he has been a faithful Hearstling, for the past five years general manager of the 17 Hearst papers. With the death of Joe Connolly (TIME, April 30) he fell heir to two more jobs : running Hearst's International News Service and giant King Features (33 com ics, Winchell, Pegler, etc.).

Southern Murmur. "Gorty" Gortatowsky's office in Manhattan's bustling Hearst Publications Building has no name on the door. It is tucked down a back hall, past...