The Press: Enquirer on the Block

Employees of Cincinnati's Enquirer struck a soft spot in the hearts of newsmen everywhere nearly four years ago when they raised $7,600,000 to rescue the paper from sale to the opposition and to give themselves a share in its ownership (TIME, June 9, 1952 et seq.). Last week, though the Enquirer (circ. 206,408) is Cincinnati's most prosperous daily, the experiment came to failure. A block of securities that ensures working control of the paper went on sale to the highest bidder.

Trouble erupted in November, when Reporter James Ratliff Jr., who had led the...

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