The Press: Winchellectomy

For months Navy wardrooms and gatherings have buzzed over what, if anything, was to be done about Lieut. Commander Walter Winchell, whose Broadway column had announced he would devote his August vacation to serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve (Intelligence). Accustomed for generations to razzing the Army on its personnel, the Navy wondered tremblingly what propeller-gnawing admirals, who knew little of woomance, debutramps and swingy thingy, cared less, would think of him; cringed at what bloodthirsty revenge the Army would undoubtedly take. Sub ject : Lieut. Commander Winchell.

Last week the Navy heaved-hoed a tremendous sigh of relief, ravenously seized the opportunity...

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