The Press: Half Head, Half Legs

A Scripps-Howard star reporter emerged last week as a full-fledged columnist. Thomas Lunsford ("Tom") Stokes signed a new contract with United Feature Syndicate, and went to the head of the columnar class in the New York World-Telegram, bellwether of the Scripps-Howard chain. Stokes's column was appearing in 63 other newspapers, plus 32 in which it was temporarily replacing Ernie Pyle's.

The top spot in the World-Telegram's column of columns was last regularly occupied by Westbrook Pegler, now gone to Hearst.* But the boots that Tom Stokes is really setting out to fill are...

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