The Press: Good Copy

PRINCE MARRIES HERE, ran the Page One headline in the New Orleans Item (circ. 97,226), The exclusive story, with a four-column picture, told of the marriage of a well-to-do New Orleans woman, 36-year-old Virginia Kirk, and 26-year-old Prince Otto Wilhelm Hohenzollern, described as "youngest son of the late Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany" and heir to his abdicated throne.

Over at the rival New Orleans States (circ. 96,228), anguished City Editor Walter Cowan called Society Editor Eva Stewart on the carpet. She had heard about the story, but had not gotten around to checking up on the prince. Cowan decided that it...

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