The Press: New Postman

Washington correspondents know smart, stocky James Arthur Wechsler as one of the ablest reporters in the capital. But his name was well down on the totem pole of the New York Post Home News (circ. 380,000); he was one of two "associates" to Washington Bureau Chief Charles Van Devander. Last week, at 33, Jimmy Wechsler slid all the way up the pole to the editorship.

After firing her estranged husband Ted Thackrey in April, Publisher Dorothy Schiff* decided that in the editor's chair the Post Home News needed a working newsman who was a...

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