The Press: Lorimer Out

Last week in the oak-paneled board room of Philadelphia's Curtis Publishing Co. the directors gathered to hear a grave piece of news. After nearly 39 years, the company's most famed employe was quitting. Reason was that, at 68, George Horace Lorimer felt it was time to turn from the chairmanship of Curtis' board to his own affairs, from the editorship of the Saturday Evening Post to his own writing.

When George Horace Lorimer began to work for Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis in 1898, the Satevepost had a scant 1,800 readers. Under the Lorimer editorship,...

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