The Press: Hearst Housecleaning

A laundryman was swept out as publisher of Hearst's Washington Times last week and the son of a carpet-cleaner prepared to move in. The laundryman is George Preston Marshall, handsome, flamboyant owner of Washington's prosperous

Palace Laundry system. He was the 17th Times publisher hired & fired by Hearst in the last ten years. Long after the first 16 are forgotten, beery oldsters will chuckle over the escapades of the 17th.

Exactly a year ago tall, dark George Marshall, without a speck of publishing experience, was put in charge of the Times. He began life as a smalltime vaudeville hoofer. During the War...

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