The Press: One-Man Syndicate

One-Man Sundicate

Before the war made him famous, the late Ernie Pyle roamed the U.S. grinding out daily columns that were part travelogue, part a oneman Gallup poll, part homely philosophizing. Last week another short, shy newsman was making a career out of the same kind of dream assignment. Jack Dadswell's column, "Roving with Dadswell," only six months old, now appears in 40 little newspapers from Maine to Florida.

One difference between Pyle and Dadswell is that Pyle worked for Scripps-Howard, whose 19 dailies frequently left out Pyle's pleasant prewar aimlessness. Columnist Dadswell, who is...

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