The Press: Victory in Springfield

Publisher Sam Newhouse, 70, finally "bought" Springfield, Mass., last week. It took him six years of tough scrapping to win control of the town's three papers: the morning Union, the afternoon News and the Sunday Republican. But as usual, what Sam Newhouse wanted, Sam eventually got.

Newhouse already owned 14 other papers, plus Condé Nast publications, when he bought a controlling interest in the Springfield papers back in 1960. But voting rights to a large block of stock were not to be his until September 1967. In the meantime that stock was to be...

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