CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS
JOHN RARDIN BECOMES PUBLISHER OF
THE DAILY NEWS
John Rardin, son of Claude Rardin, former publisher, has
been described as a man
raised up in the world of journalism. Rardin was
Democratic in political viewpoint, and would
often state his political opinions in
editorials. On the other hand, Arthur
Lynch, Publisher of the Courier refrained
LEE LYNCH AND THE DAILY NEWS
In 1937, Lee Lynch had started his career
Evidently he and Benjamin Weir, publisher
of the COURIER did not see eye to eye on this and other things. Lee
"would leave the COURIER and
move to the offices of the DAILY NEWS.
He would start a column called "Stray
shortly become the city editor of the DAILY
NEWS. He would write one of these rather
lengthy columns every day it was
published until 1942, when he would have to
resign the tough routine
of health failure.
Lee would continue submitting a weekly
until his death in.
John Rardin and his
who worked at the DAILY NEWS when Lee
was there, would grow very dependent on the
County Reporter. It was a sad day for them
when he resigned his city editor
position. It was
devastating when Lee would suddenly die in
LOUISE TAYLOR PROVIDES NEWS FOR
"PERSONALITIES IN THE NEWS"
During most of 1959, the Coles County
would leave her radio news articles for John
to print. He would sometimes edit them a little too
Louise and he would fuss. (She always
a little trouble with managers and editors).
The public would not know about the
politics and running of the news industry.
The purpose of running a newspaper was to
make a living, and to provide accurate
information and news to the readers. Radio
broadcasters were very public people,
whereas newspaper editors such as Arthur
Lynch were not public. The only way Arthur
Lynch, editor of the Courier would become
public was through his newspaper articles.
DAILY NEWS CLOSES IN 1960
The need for two Charleston papers
evidently dwindled. John Rardin ceased
operations and sold
paper to Benjamin Weir, publisher of
John Rardin was killed in an auto accident
Kentucky in 1966.
Rardin now operates the Print Express on 18th St. in Charleston.
John Rardin wrote a brief letter to his
subscribers on the front page of the last
edition. This letter is
read on the next page of this article.