The Press: Emporia's Sage

William Allen White, famed as a man never at a loss for words, was stumped last week. He was 75 years old (Feb. 10). For once he could not think of a thing to say. In a birthday editorial he told about the 75 roses the Rotarians had given him, then plainly groped for words. Said he: "It has been a gay 75 years. . . ." It had been much more than that.

For 48 years as editor-owner of the Emporia (Kans.) Gazette he had been more widely quoted, perhaps, than any other...

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