The Press: Reporter, Spare My Quotes

As is his custom, Bernard M. Baruch, 74, sat on a park bench one day last week —this time in London. He was not, as he usually is when sitting on his park bench in Washington, D.C., "in" to reporters. He would talk to only one: a man from Stars & Stripes. Corporal A. Victor Lasky and Baruch sat chatting together for a while, continued the conversation in Baruch's plush Claridge suite. When the phone rang (it was Churchill calling), Baruch, friend of the Prime Minister for 25 years, begged off for the...

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