The Press: Amherst Out

One night last week hulking (230 lbs.) Rufus Stanley Woodward, sports editor of the New York Herald Tribune, was called on the carpet. When he left the office of Managing Editor George Cornish, Woodward was out of a job (after 18 years on the Trib). Woodward had made the Trib's sports section one of the best in the U.S., but he had asked for trouble. He had criticized the firing or forced retirement of several staffers. And when the management asked what two men he could fire for economy, he had sarcastically suggested: "Columnist Red Smith and me."

Woodward, who plans to...

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