The Press: First Lord of the Press

Out of the dust of battle in the world's most competitive newspaper arena last week rose a new No. 1 British press lord: Cecil Harmsworth King, 54, big (6 ft. 4 in.), pink-faced boss of the world's biggest daily, London's tabloid Daily Mirror (circ. 4,725,122). King, still without a peerage, had become a publisher without a peer by snapping up three Glasgow papers from Lord Kemsley. With the purchase, King's Daily Mirror-Sunday Pictorial group* shot past the lordly Rothermere and Beaverbrook domains to command 18.2% of Britain's daily newspaper circulation of 32 million....

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