The Press: Southerner by Inclination

For 58 years the Charlotte, N. C. News (circ. 62,000) has covered the Carolinas with its good intentions, exposing and opposing brutality to Negroes and chain gangs, working for better housing. Its campaigns brought it a measure of fame, but no great fortune. Since January, when a well-heeled syndicate of business tycoons took over, Carolinians have wondered whether the News's new owners would turn out to be too fat to fight.

This week they got a reassuring answer when Publisher Thomas L. Robinson appointed a new editor. His choice was Harry S. Ashmore, the...

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