The Press: Big Outdoor Man

During the depression, a millionaire walked into the Minneapolis office of a floundering outdoor-sports magazine, and shyly presented a manuscript he had written. The editor sized up the author and the story and bought it for $10. He got a great bargain: before grateful Lumberman M. J. Bell Sr. was through, he had invested more than $50,000 to keep Sports Afield afloat.

Since then, under Bell and President Walter F. Taylor, who ran things even before Bell died last year, Sports Afield has become the biggest of all outdoor monthlies.* Last week it put to bed a November issue that would go...

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