The Press: Gossip Monger

About a year ago portly, wealthy William Brown, vice president and general counsel of Radio Corporation of America, was visited in his Manhattan Woolworth Building office by a suave stranger as yet unidentified. The stranger thought Lawyer Brown would be interested in buying some stock in American Social Registry, Inc., publishers of a "Directory of American Society"* and also of the bi-weekly Town Topics, self-styled "Journal of Society." Lawyer Brown, a graduate of West Point, a businessman of good repute, a onetime Chicago rail-road counsel, wanted no stock. Fortnight later Town Topics...

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