The Press: Conning Tower Down

The arch-conservative New York Herald Tribune surprised its readers last week by changing its typeface to a bigger, bolder cut. Last week Herald Tribune readers were further astonished when the paper suddenly and with no explanation dropped the famed Conning Tower column of Franklin Pierce Adams ("F. P. A."). Mr. Adams cheerfully explained in a characteristic sentence: "They just wanted me to work for less money, whereas I wanted to work for more." But New York newspapermen knew that the differenfce went deeper than dollars. Between stolid, self-conscious Mr. Reid and saturnine, self-satisfied...

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