The Press: Change at Collier's

Roving Reporter Walter Davenport had never felt comfortable in the editor's chair at Collier's. Since he took over the job (TIME, July 22, 1946), "Davvy" hadn't written a line for the magazine. Last week Editor Davenport eased himself out of the chair and got ready to hit the road again as Collier's chief correspondent. In his place as the new editor stepped ex-Marine Captain Louis Ruppel, 45, veteran of Kwajalein and the Chicago newspaper wars.

Collier's circulation was still up (3,300,000), but its quality was down. A succession of personnel changes and new editorial...

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