The Press: News for the Times Staff

The New York Times this week carried an item of news of special interest to its 650-man news staff — biggest of any U.S. paper. The staff had a new boss: Turner Catledge, 50, veteran of 20 years on the Times. In making him managing editor, the Times especially gladdened the hearts of its reporters. Against the custom that tends to send copyreaders and other deskbound editorial men to the top place in news staffs, the Times had again picked a good reporter. Catledge succeeded Edwin L. James, longtime foreign correspondent who died two...

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