The Press: Seven Shuttles

Handsome General Douglas MacArthur, Chief of Staff, paced his office in the State, War & Navy Building one day last week, nervously puffing cigarets in a long ivory holder. Few blocks away in Room 620 of the Willard Hotel sat Columnist Drew Pearson (Washington Merry-Go-Round) and his lawyer. In Room 415 was General MacArthur's lawyer. Thus was the stage set for settlement of the $1,750,000 libel suit filed by the General last summer against Columnists Pearson & Robert S. Allen for picturing him as a swaggering, supersensitive strutter who pulled social and political...

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