The Press: Home-Coming

Not much money but a lot of sentiment went into a Seattle newspaper deal last week. Two homesick newspapermen threw up good jobs "back East" to go home to Seattle and try to make something of the struggling Seattle Star, bought from the badly eroded Scripps League chain for $160,000 (it was once worth around $3,000,000).

Buyer was redheaded, tough, 51-year-old Howard W. Parish, who got eleven Seattle businessmen to put up the money. As manager of the Jacksonville (Fla.) Journal since 1937, he boosted that paper's circulation from 39,000 to 55,000. Parish's happiest days had been spent on the Seattle Star,...

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