The Press: Who Is Ted Smith?

The city editor of Oklahoma City's Daily Oklahoman read a Page One feature story in the Times, the Oklahoman's afternoon sister-paper, and smelled a "helluva good story." The Times (circ. 114,870) told about an elderly couple whose little country home had been sold at a public sale for $1.13 because they owed that much in taxes—which they didn't even know about. City Editor , Ralph Sewell showed the clip to Reporter Bill Van Dyke. "Bill," said he, "they didn't name the so-and-so who got the property. Go out and see if you can dig...

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