The Press: New Stars & Stripes

Alexander Woollcott, "Harpo" Marx, Grantland Rice, F. P. A., Mark Watson (Sunday editor of the Baltimore Sun), Harold Ross (New Yorker editor), Stephen T. Early (Presidential press secretary) would make quite a staff for a weekly paper. Once they did. They and other rank-&-filers (officers were outlawed) made journalistic history in World War I by publishing the A.E.F.'s Stars & Stripes, which ran its circulation to over 500,000, won praise in Pershing's memoirs as the biggest morale builder of the A.E.F.

Last week the War Department announced that the Stars & Stripes will have a World War II successor. Its name: Yank....

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