The Press: Jock Gets the Trib

The 117-year-old New York Herald Tribune, tradition-proud, independent Republican and ailing, passed last week from the patrician hands of the Reid family, its owners for 85 years. For the announcement, the Reids gathered in a seventh-floor office of the Trib's Manhattan building on dingy West 41st Street: tiny, doughty Helen Rogers Reid, 75, who ran the paper from the 1947 death of her husband Ogden Mills Reid until 1955, and her sons Whitelaw, 45, and Ogden, 33, who thereafter worked mightily to cure its ills. "This is a development," said boyish Ogden ("Brownie")...

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