The Press: Self-Made Success

Publisher Alvin Wiehle of the Washington Herald-Telegram writes with brutal candor. When a recent District of Columbia practice blackout flopped, Publisher Wiehle combed the District's hair with a sneering editorial headline: "A blackout? Nuts! A whiteout!" During the recent scrap drive he pressed his editorial trigger again: "The people must conserve, conserve, conserve, but the Government is free to waste what it pleases. Attached to the wall of the public rest station at Dupont Circle are two iron trellises ... at least 40 lb. of good scrap. Why isn't something done?" He also runs pointed society notes: "Well, today Mother decided...

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