The Press: Editor Boiling

An ebullient editor was marked "IA" by his draft board, and overnight the U.S. had its screwiest Selective Service case of World War II. The editor was voluble Ralph McAllister Ingersoll of crusading, neurojournalistic PM. And the rumpus he kicked up could have happened only in Manhattan.

Fascist-fighter Ingersoll, 41, told his board that he had two dependents (a divorced wife and an invalided family servant) but insisted that he wanted to serve wherever he could do the Axis most harm. The board, without going into its reasons, decided he could do most harm...

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