The Press: Hearst Manager

Last week in Atlanta, Ga., at the annual putting-heads-together of William Randolph Hearst's 27 newspapers, a genial 54-year-old colonel was introduced. He was the new general manager, William Franklin Knox, with complete charge of editorial and business policies, responsible to no order except the occasional bulls of Mr. Hearst. Not since the ascendency of Solomon Solis Carvalho in 1917 had a Hearstling been given such wide powers. Col. Knox is a believer in tabloid journalism. Also he is expected to tour the U. S. with an eye to making the Hearst dailies more intensely local, less standardized.

Col. Knox fought with the...