The Press: Cook's Tour

The New York Times's scholarly Herbert L. Matthews (TIME, April 12) was with the Allied armies fighting on the plain of Naples. For a day Correspondent Matthews dropped his war reporting, hired a guide, went up Vesuvius in a jeep and afoot to sightsee. Then he wrote home:

"We used the volcano . . . today as a grandstand seat to watch the war spread out far below us. ... It was a good lesson in humility, for who could hang on to the edge of the crater peering fearfully into the seething, glowing...

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