The Press: Only One Ernie

When Ernie Pyle died, his syndicate offered newspapers a successor: Pyle's closest friend, fellow Hoosier and ex-boss, Lee Miller, who was already in the Pacific on a news assignment (TIME, May 14). Of the 396 newspapers which had printed Pyle's column, 151 would accept no substitutes. The rest decided to give Miller a try. Probably no one had more misgivings about the substitution than Miller himself. In his first column he wrote: "Maybe I can fill the space where his copy was run, but I'm fully aware that nobody will ever fill the place that Ernie won in the . ....

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