The Press: Tactless Texan

Editor Gene Howe of the Amarillo, Tex. News-Globe, ambitious son of famed Editor Ed ("Sage of Potato Hill") Howe of the Atchison, Kan. Globe (retired 1927), has made himself widely known as a rambunctious cow-&-oil town journalist.

He called Lindbergh "swelled-headed . . . simple-minded . . . lucky" (TIME, June 11, 1928).

He said Mary Garden was "so old she actually tottered" (TIME, April 1, 1929).

He called Actor Edward Hugh Sothern "a pink-toed high-hatter" (TIME, March 17).

But to the News-Globe's 27,000 readers, breezy, baldish Editor Howe is "the people's friend," perhaps...

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