The Press: The Kid Brother

In the newspaper empire that John Shively Knight built, the boss's brother, Jim Knight, has played a secondary role. It was the elder (by 15 years) brother Jack who took full charge of the Akron Beacon Journal in 1933 on the death of their father, and led the expansion into four other cities. It was Jack Knight, too, who sold the prosperous Chicago Daily News three months ago to Marshall Field Jr. (TIME, Jan. 19). "All I wanted to do," Jack said then to those who speculated on the imminent dismemberment of the chain, "was relax a little, and give...

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