The Press: Two Minds ...

It was nearing the deadline for Scripps-Howard's San Francisco News. And dapper Jack Burket, editor recently turned columnist, was blank of ideas. Just in time, he found one, and turned out an essay on the moods of San Francisco at dawn and dusk. Over at the rival Hearst Call-Bulletin, the column seemed to stir memories. Leafing through files, the Hearstlings found an April 23 piece by A.P. Columnist Hal Boyle—on the moods of Manhattan at dawn and dusk. They reprinted the columns side by side, under the heading HO HUM. Sample quotes:

Boyle: "The poet said a thing of beauty is a...

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