The Press: Death of the Eagle

When he bought the Brooklyn Eagle 17 years ago, Publisher Frank D. Schroth took on a sickly paper and a tough labor problem. The Eagle had barely survived a 14-week strike by the Newspaper Guild. Right after he became publisher, Schroth announced: "With careful management and a lot of luck we will revive the Eagle. I sincerely hope to have the friendship of the Guild." Frank Schroth's management and the wartime boom gave the Eagle a semblance of health again; it pushed into the black off and on, and in 1951 won a Pulitzer Prize for meritorious public service for its...

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