The Press: Odds & Ends: Sep. 21, 1931

¶ Following published reports that he had had a hand in the writing of the anonymous, gossipy book Washington Merry-Go-Round (TIME, Sept. 14), Robert S. Allen, able young chief of the Christian Science Monitor's bureau in Washington, was discharged without notice or interrogation after six years service. Within 24 hours he received three offers for his services.

¶ President Hoover touched a key, started presses in the brand-new $3.500,000 plant of the Boston Herald and Traveler, helped celebrate the 85th birthday of the Herald. (The Traveler was 106 years old two months ago.)


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