The Press: Roy Howard Moves Over

As an up & coming editor in E. W. Scripps's newspaper chain, dapper young Roy Wilson Howard once got some advice from his boss: "This is a young man's game. By the time you're 40, if you have any ability, you'd better resign and get into something else." By the time his 40th birthday was approaching, Howard had built up the United Press, was business manager of all Scripps papers. But for ambitious Roy Howard, that was still not enough. Marching into E. W.'s office, he said: "I'm following your advice and offering you...

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