Religion: Fighting Emily Post

Washington newsmen figured last week that Pearl Harbor's ill bombing blew them some good. Captain Leland Pearson Lovette, whose destroyer was sunk at Pearl Harbor, was appointed assistant to Rear Admiral Hepburn, Chief of Navy Public Relations. He succeeds popular Commander Robert ("Bob") Berry, who will shortly return to active sea duty. "Leon" Lovette, a big, amiable Tennessean, headed Navy's Press Section from 1937 to 1940, has a lot of Washington newspaper friends to show for it.

At his first press conference Captain Lovette, his brown eyes snapping, dwelt chiefly on his intensely bad...