The Press: New Man, Old Touch

When smooth, silver-haired Richard Wilton Clarke went on vacation last month, he had one of the big jobs in U.S. journalism — managing editor of the New York Daily News. Last week, when he got back, he had a bigger one: executive editor, secretary of the board and a director of the giant News Syndicate Co. Adman Roy Holliss, head man since Captain Joseph M. Patterson's death last spring, had been killed in an auto crash; in the reshuffling of executives that followed, Clarke's stock had gone way up (to about $150,000 a year).

Patterson had left behind him a high-ranking team...

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