The Press: Wit Fired

Columnist F(ranklin) P(ierce) A(dams)—better known to plain citizens as the beaky, saturnine wit of Information Please—one day last week kept a rendezvous with his boss, New York Post Editor Ted Thackrey, to talk things over. "Well," asked F. P. A., "am I fired?" Editor Thackrey suggested a less callous formulation: F. P. A. might prefer to resign. But F. P. A. preferred to be fired.

Thus jauntily 59-year-old F. P. A. concluded his 38th year of daily columning. He still had something better than a tidy poker allowance from Information Please ($900 a week),...

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