The Press: Man Who Came to Dinner

To Samuel I. Newhouse, 65, the little-known press lord whose 14 daily newspapers form the nation's fastest-growing newspaper chain, anything less than absolute possession of a paper is unthinkable. Sometimes newspapers resist his all-consuming appetite: it took him six years, from 1945 to 1951, to swallow the Jersey City Jersey Journal, and he is still trying diligently to enlarge the 15% bite he took in the Denver Post last June.* Right after Denver, hungry Sam Newhouse invited himself to a newspaper feast in Springfield, Mass. But by last week his New England dinner...

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