The Press: HEAD MEN IN THE HEARST EMPIRE

WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST JR.

Second, ablest and most energetic of the Hearst sons, tall (6 ft. 1 in.) and balding at 43, he looks remarkably like his father, but lacks old W.R.'s iron will and steel-trap mind. But of all the sons, Bill has worked hardest at earning his newspaper spurs. While attending a small military academy in San Rafael, Calif., he spent his vacations working as a "flyboy" in the New York Mirror pressroom, after two years at University of California left school to work as a police-station cub for the old New York American. At 23, he was boosted up...

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