Four months ago Publisher John Charles Martin, son-in-law of the late Cyrus H. K. Curtis, sold his losing New York Evening Post* to J. David Stern, publisher of the virile Philadelphia Record. Three weeks ago there was a report in Philadelphia that Curtis heirs planned to dispose of the morning Public Ledger, now losing heavily (TIME, March 26). This week that news was confirmed when the Public Ledger announced that its morning and Sunday editions would be merged at once with the Curtis-Martin Philadelphia morning Inquirer (circulation: 210,795). The Evening Ledger will continue unchanged.
*Last week the Post's editor, Dr. Ernest Henry Omening, famed liberal, resigned after a row with Publisher Stern.