The Press: Change of Scene

For 23 years, one of the most popular features in Lord Beaverbrook's Conservative London Evening Standard has been the pro-Labor political cartooning of David Low. Last week, in search of "a change of scene and atmosphere," Cartoonist Low quit the lively Standard to join Labor's dull and pedantic Daily Herald.

The Standard (circ. 892,829) has always given Low the widest possible freedom, even to lampooning Publisher Beaverbrook himself (TIME, Dec. 29, 1947). But in recent years bushy-browed Low had come to feel that the Standard was taking him too much for granted. When the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!