People, Jun. 8, 1959

Back in New Brunswick, where he grew up, Britain's peppery Lord Beaverbrook put up at Fredericton's Lord Beaverbrook Hotel, spent hours right next door in the city's Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery, one of his many gifts to the province. Facing the local press on the eve of his 80th birthday, Journalist Beaverbrook parried questions with professional skill, along the way paid bittersweet tribute to a transatlantic competitor. Asked by a newshound what he regards as his greatest achievement in publishing, His Lordship shot back: "Reading the 145 pages of the New York Times...

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