The Press: Black McLean

Such Negro readers of the "white" Press as were aware of the troubles of ex-Publisher Edward Beale McLean of the Washington Post and Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean last week found vague analogy in the adventures of their own most famed publishing family. No. 1 Negro publisher is capable, courteous Robert Sengstacke Abbott, 62, founder-owner of the Chicago Defender ("World's Greatest Weekly")* and Abbott's Monthly, only Negro fiction magazine. Like Publisher McLean he is a loyal Republican. His wife, Mrs. Helen Thornton Abbott, who says she thinks she is 36 but is not certain,...

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