The Press: Miller for Pyle

Scripps-Howard's veteran Lee Miller liked to call himself "vice president in charge of Ernie Pyle." For more than 20 years he was Ernie's closest friend; they were fellow Indianans, fellow Washington reporters; and, as managing editor of Scripps-Howard Newspaper Alliance, Miller was Ernie's boss for 10 years. Last week, he took over the assignment on which his friend had died. His first columns, of the landing on Borneo, began humbly: "I'm not going to try to write like Ernie. All I can do is write like Miller."


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