The Press: Epilogue in Phoenix

At long last, Anna Roosevelt Boettiger got rid of her floundering Phoenix Arizona Times. The new majority stockholder is G. Hamilton Beasley, a wealthy Los Angeles investment broker with a home near Phoenix. The minority stockholders are a dozen Phoenix business and professional men. The sale price was a secret, but Phoenicians gossiped that Anna and her backers had lost their shirts and that the new owners merely assumed the paper's bills. The new publisher of the Times is Columbus Giragi, bombastic New Deal-hating political columnist.


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