Newspapers: Expansionist Spree in Washington

"This place is overorganized," complains a Washington Post newsman. "Too many new people are running around doing God knows what."

They may not all know what they are doing, but their frenetic activity is paying off handsomely for the Post. By financing an uninhibited hiring spree, Kay Graham, 49, has pumped new life into the paper she took over from her husband Philip after his suicide in 1963.

Post circulation — now 456,000 — has been climbing steadily since 1954, when it bought Colonel McCormick's Times-Herald and became a morning monopoly. In ad...

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