Books: The Steppes of Oklahoma

In Ada, Okla. (pop.: 15,143) Paul Hughes, 26, was a young man to keep an eye on. He worked his way through teachers' college, later got a job with Ada's radio station KADA. He wanted to write, collected the young writer's usual swatch of rejection slips. He knocked around in minor radio jobs in Colorado Springs and Oklahoma City, married an Oklahoma girl named Marjorie Higbie. At last he got the night editor's desk on the Ada News.

Outside the News office in the long night, Paul would listen to the lonely wail...

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