The Press: Smart Squirt

Starting on a transcontinental tour in a shiny big Cadillac, San Francisco's wonderboy editor, cocky, carrot-topped Paul Clifford ("Pink") Smith of the Chronicle, last week paused to explain why he had refused to run for mayor. With characteristic candor he delivered himself as follows:

"The main reason I'm not running is simply because I've only had a four-year crack at this Chronicle job from topside, and being a fathead I think I need a couple of more years anyhow. The dope is I'm sort of a squirt, a very egotistical one—so egotistical that I...

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