Newspapers: Farewell Fellow Citizens

When Raymond Cyrus Hoiles, owner of the Freedom Newspaper chain (TIME, April 19), bought out the Lima, Ohio, News in 1956, his far-right editorial attacks on public schools and libraries, unions, and other Hoiles hates turned the town against him. When ex-News employees and local businessmen started the rival Lima Citizen the next year, 1,000 enthusiastic stockholders put up $360,000 capital. In three months, the new paper reached 24,060 circulation while the News slipped to 15,363. By year's end, the Citizen was ahead in advertising too. "If we can't survive with the help everyone is giving us," said Editor...

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