The Press: Round Trip

The distance from Mexico, Mo. to New York City is 1,070 road miles. The difference between the Mexico evening Ledger and the New York Herald Tribune is even greater. Many young newsmen have successfully made the jump between such small towns as Mexico and the Big City. But in the summer of 1959, Robert Mitchell White II, the Ledger's crewcut coeditor and copublisher, decided to make the trip—at top level. He accepted the positions of president and editor of the Herald Tribune.

As of last week, it was plain that Bob White should have bought a round-trip ticket. From Tribune Owner John...

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