The Press: Chattanooga's Third

Ever since the late great Publisher Adolph Ochs used the Chattanooga Times as a stepping stone to the New York Times and fame, Tennessee's third city has borne a reputation as a lively newspaper town.

Last week, this reputation was well sustained when the Chattanooga Free Press emerged from gangling adolescence as a full-fledged rival of Chattanooga's two established dailies—the morning Times and afternoon News.

The name Free Press is no misnomer.

For some two years after its founding in May 1933, the sheet was a weekly give-away appearing on Thursday afternoons. It was started by...

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