Hearst Denied

James Bennett, no fan of rival publisher William Randolph Hearst, was one day irked to discover that Hearst was plotting to buy his ailing New York Herald.

Sure enough, he soon received correspondence from Hearst asking how much the newspaper would cost, and promptly sent a cable in return. His reply? "Price of Herald three cents daily. Five cents Sunday. Bennett."

[Hearst once purchased novelty salt and pepper Mickey and Minnie Mouse salt shakers, which he kept on the refectory table in the dining room of his San Simeon estate.]

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