The Press: This Week's Spirit

To 21 U.S. newspapers last week went formal notification that their streamlined, syndicated Sunday magazine section This Week has had its first change of editors. Out goes fragile, ailing Mrs. William Brown Meloney, 60, a dominating organizer who has been described as "fine lace made of cable wire." In comes her hand-picked successor, genteel William Ichabod Nichols, 37, ex-publicity man for Harvard, ex-newspaperman (A.P. correspondent at Oxford University), utilities executive (Insull), TVA promotion official.

The switch may not be noticed by the 18,000,000-odd readers (6,000,000 combined circulation) of This Week. Their magazine is...

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