The Press: Atlanta's Grays

Last week, following the death of President-Editor John Sanford ("Jack") Cohen (TIME, May 27), the brisk, breezy Atlanta Journal ("Covers Dixie Like the Dew"—with 86,600 circulation) was formally taken in charge by the family which has really owned it for the last 40 years—the House of Gray. The late lawyer-politician James Richard ("Jim") Gray, who married Mary Inman of the rich, aristocratic Inman clan, acquired the Journal in 1896 from Hoke Smith, twice Governor of Georgia, twice U. S. Senator, Secretary of the Interior under Cleveland. When President Gray died in 1917 John Cohen, a Journal newshawk since 1890, was put...

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