The Press: New Home for Liberty

Liberty was taken out of the hands of the Macfadden Publications last week by its printer and its papermaker, who decided to give the 18-year-old weekly another chance under new direction. As Liberty's new publisher, Printer John Cuneo installed one of his own men: Paul Hunter, onetime Hearst man, now head of Cuneo-controlled Screenland Magazines.

Once in 1937, Liberty reached a circulation peak of 2,700,000—second in the weekly field. It now claims only 1,400,000 —down over half a million from last year and its guarantee has been reduced all the way to...