The Press: Dear Mrs. Mayfield

Jack Foster, 36, ex-assistant executive editor of the New York World-Telegram, went to Denver two years ago to pump some life blood into Scripps-Howard's doddering Rocky Mountain News. With the help of Business Manager Bill Hailey, he brightened up the stodgy, old (83 years) sheet, raised its sluggish circulation to a new high (about 50,000).

Observing the 50,000 soldiers and defense workers who had moved in on Denver (pop. 322,412), he resolved to add them to his mounting circulation before the bigger, haughtier, wealthier Denver Post gathered them in. A column of...

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