Florida editors told each other a disturbing story. A country publisher had sold out, and this was the way it happened:
"How much do you want for your paper?" an agent asked him.
"More than it's worth," he said.
"Well, how much more?"
"A hell of a lot. . . . Oh, $10,000."
"We're prepared to give you $8,000 more than it's worth."
"Mister," said the editor, "you've bought a weekly."
Whatever the truth of the story, Floridians woke up to the fact that the cream of their state's 140 weeklies had been quietly bought up by one...