Press: End of Lorimer

After 38 years of rigorous, one-man editing of the Satevepost George Horace Lorimer was tired when he resigned Jan. 1. Said he quietly: "I should like to live a more leisurely life and put into effect some long deferred plans." Last week at his home in Philadelphia's suburban, wooded Wyncote, death overtook the 69-year-old editor in his quest for leisure. He had been ill with pneumonia a week.

Leisure had never been Editor Lorimer's lot. When in 1898 successful Ladies' Home Journal publisher Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis paid $1,000 for the Satevepost (circulation: 1,800) it was a dull little rehash of British...

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