The Hemisphere: Off to California

Jack Kent Cooke, 47, is a lively Toronto wheeler-dealer who owns or controls the Maple Leaf baseball club, radio station CKEY, two magazines and a handful of manufacturing firms. Now he is about to switch his citizenship from Canadian to U.S., and he has high-placed encouragement. Before the Senate last week was a House-approved bill, sponsored by Pennsylvania's Democratic Representative Francis E. Walter, that would grant Cooke residence retroactive to Sept. 28, 1950. Significance: Cooke could then become a U.S. citizen in 60 days instead of the normal five years.

Cooke's change of nationality seems to coincide with the troubles besetting...

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