The Press: The Roaring Presses

¶ Cartoonist Al (Li'l Abner) Capp ad-libbed his way into a radio job. On the strength of his guest appearances on Information Please and Town Meeting, he was hired as summer substitute for Drew Pearson. "I'll be a humorous news commentator," said Capp, "if I can find any humorous news to comment on."

¶ Dow, Jones & Co.'s Wall Street Journal (circ. 130,000), which has split out of its narrow financial news britches, took another step toward its goal of a national newspaper. Already published in New York and San Francisco, the Journal added a Southwest edition, printed in Dallas. Starting circulation:...

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