The Press: In Tune with the Times

By contrast with its staid morning sister, the 76-year-old Los Angeles Times (circ. 462,257), Norman Chandler's eight-year-old Los Angeles Mirror-News (308,594) is liberal Republican in outlook, breezy in style—and heavily in the red. Last week Chandler announced the "resignation" of the Mirror-News's independent-minded Editor-Publisher Virgil Pinkley, 50, onetime vice president and European manager of the United Press. Pinkley's successor: Hugh A. ("Bud") Lewis, longtime city editor of the Times. His probable first step: to attune the Mirror-News's editorial policy more closely to the Times, dropping such Ike-chiding editorial-page features as Columnist Marquis Childs, Cartoonist Herblock.

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