The Press: Menu for Sunday

Good, grey Adolph Ochs, late publisher of the good, grey New York Times, once asked an earnest young man from Ogden Reid's Tribune to come see him. They met one winter day in Atlantic City. Side by side in a wheel chair on the Boardwalk they chatted for hours, while they were pushed along. At the end of the ride, Ochs had picked a new Sunday editor.

He picked well. This week, Editor Lester Markel marked his 25th year in the only Times job he has had. In that period, the Sunday Times had...