The Press: Hearst's Third War

Said Marion Davies one day last week: "Gosh, I'm getting so fed up with Pop spending the whole time talking politics." It was politics that had brought William Randolph Hearst, 78, from San Simeon to San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel, whither he summoned his editors and publishers to discuss war policy. Springy of step, looking fitter than he had in years, the old publisher seemed to his admiring Hearstlings well nigh indestructible.

This is Hearst's third war. For his first war, the Spanish-American War of 1898, he sent Richard Harding Davis, a half dozen other...

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