The Press: Solid Citizen

Surrounded by newsprint in a storage room at Ohio's Lima Citizen, 350 stockholders perched attentively on rented chairs last week to hear the first progress report on the daily that 1,100 Limaites had pitched in to start (TIME, July 15). For the owners, ranging from the president of Lima's telephone company to a 13-year-old Citizen carrier boy. Publishers James Howenstine and Sam Kamin had nothing but good news. Founded on $300,000 to fight the 25-year-old Lima News after crusty old Raymond Cyrus Hoiles and his Freedom Newspapers had turned it into a soapbox for his ultrareactionary views, the Citizen had edged...

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