The Press: New Pope

William Francis Casey, a newsman himself, once wrote a novel about an ambitious, grasping newspaperman. He called it Portrait of a Successful Man. Nobody who knew William Francis Casey thought it was in the least autobiographical. Last week success went out of its way to settle on Casey. After 35 faithful years on the staff, he became editor of the London Times, which makes him a kind of pope of Britain's press.

When Editor R. M. Barrington-Ward left on a voyage last winter, Deputy Editor Casey moved into the magnificently shabby Editors Room at Printing House Square. When Barrington-Ward died in Tanganyika,...

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