The Press: The Stolen Column Case

Early last November when Detroit's evening News bought out the Hearst chain's ailing Detroit Times (TIME, Nov. 21), one of the most valuable properties that changed hands was genial, chubby-faced Dr. Joseph G. Molner, 53. Though his column appears in 217 U.S. dailies, Dr. Molner's question-and-answer "To Your Good Health" is biggest in his home town, where it is a favorite court of appeal for health bugs. Last week, to the rage of the News and the embarrassment of Dr. Molner, his medical advice was also enhancing the circulation of the rival morning Free Press. And the Free Press was getting...

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