The Press: Stylites

St. Simeon Stylites was a Syrian hermit who lived for 30 years atop a 60-ft. column, preaching to his disciples. Last week in California another St. Simeon perched atop a column. From San Simeon, his fabulous estate near San Luis Obispo, 76-year-old William Randolph Hearst wrote a daily column for the Hearst press.

First inkling that the Old Man had turned columnist reached the offices of the Hearst Examiners (Los Angeles and San Francisco) one day last fortnight when a lengthy editorial came in over the wire from San Simeon, with directions to run it on page 1, column 1. Under...

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