The Press: Rose, Palaverer

Columnist Billy Rose had been hearing from his indignant readers. Some of them, he confided, didn't like having such serious subjects as Palestine "discussed by a Broadway clown with breakaway suspenders and a nose that lights up. They suggested I let the Deep Thinkers do the deep thinking and confine my writings to razzle-dazzle and razzmatazz."

Rose retorted in the unabashed and irreverent prose that has won him more newspaper clients than most pundits have. "It's true ... I blow an occasional soap bubble while on the soap box. But what's wrong with that? . . . I've often heard more sensible...

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