Tucson Jewish Community Buys Arizona Post; Chanin Stays As Editor

The Tucson Jewish Community Council has purchased the Arizona Post, local Jewish newspaper, now in its 20th year of publication. Marvin H. Volk, president of the JCC, declared in an editorial in the current issue of the Arizona Post, that “editorials and columns will continue with independent thought that may or may not contain the views of the Tucson Jewish Community Council.” He said the publication, which is being expanded from 24 issues annually to 30 issues, would be operated “as an independent newspaper under Council sponsorship,” effective with the current issue.

Founded in 1946 by Rebecca and M.L. Rutz, the Arizona Post was purchased in 1956 by Mildred and Abe Chanin. Under Chanin direction, the publication won six prizes for general excellence in state-wide contests conducted by the Arizona Newspapers Association.

Mr. Chanin, now in his 25th year as sports editor of the Arizona Daily Star and also publisher of Collegiate Baseball, a national sports publication, said the sale had been made necessary by the growing pressure of other duties. He will continue as editor of the Arizona Post. Mr. Volk named a publications committee for the new ownership, headed by Jack J. Sarver, who served as chairman of a special committee that recommended the purchase.

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