The Press: Self-Made Correspondent

Most of the 50,000 U.S. newsmen drudge along in their 40-hour-a-week (usually) jobs, pushing pencils, punching typewriters, interviewing small fry, reporting the drab doings of civic characters. Tom Treanor was one such unglamorous unfortunate. But last week Tom Treanor was in Chungking.

Tom Treanor is a columnist-correspondent, of the same general school as Ernie Pyle (TIME, May 31). His cozy, comfortable, popular column, paradoxically called The Home Front, appears daily in the Los Angeles Times.

His airmailed articles (to save cable tolls) are angled for publication six weeks after writing. They are bright...

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