Press: Visitors Unwelcome

Last week, as advertised, the Providence Star-Tribune came up for sale. Providence newspapermen expected it to go to Julius David Stern, publisher of the New York Post and Philadelphia Record who was interested in the Star-Tribune because he had once been general manager of its forerunner, the Providence News.

Instead it developed that Stephen O. Metcalf, president of the Providence Journal and Bulletin, anxious to keep outsiders out, had apparently been secretly preparing extra men on the Journal to take the place of the Star-Tribune staff overnight. Overnight, Mr. Metcalf stepped in last week to buy the Star-Tribune on the high bid...

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