The Press: Fox Hunt

As publisher of the now defunct Boston Post (TIME, Oct. 15, 1956), John Fox, 51, batted out a bullish financial column (pseudonym: Washington Waters) and choleric editorials for his paper, thus giving Post staffers their own version of the standard typewriter-testing sentence: "Quick John Fox jumped over the lazy editorial writer's back." Last week, after ten months of jumping over creditors' backs, fast-moving ex-Publisher Fox was finally arrested to face indictments charging him with nonpayment of $27,000 in wages to 93 Post staffers. After appearances before two judges and a brief sojourn in Suffolk superior court detention cell, Publisher Fox put...

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