The Press: Columnists v. Columnist

Oscar Odd McIntyre of Gallipolis, Ohio is probably the most widely read columnist in the U.S. His "New York Day By Day," in which for 23 years he has maintained the attitude of an overgrown and somewhat elfin country boy viewing the Big City's glitter with vague mistrust, is gospel to countless millions of credulous readers in nearly every town big enough to have a daily newspaper. But of all the 400-odd places receiving "New York Day By Day," Manhattan shows least interest. Likewise, the vast army...

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