The Press: Battle for the Enquirer

When the Cincinnati Times-Star offered to buy the 111-year-old Cincinnati Enquirer for $7,500,000 five months ago, the deal seemed as good as signed. Washington's American Security & Trust Co., trustee for the Enquirer ever since Owner John R. McLean died in 1916, was glad to sell at the top of the newspaper market. For his part, Times-Star Publisher Hulbert Taft, 74-year-old cousin of Senator Bob Taft (who owns a 5% interest in the paper), knew he was getting a good buy. The Enquirer is not only Cincinnati's biggest and most prosperous daily (circ....