The Press: Dope on the Delanos

As the time drew near for Roosevelt-hating Columnist Westbrook Pegler to say farewell to Scripps-Howard and hello to Hearst (TIME, Aug. 28), he became curiously engrossed in matters which seemed far removed from his everyday peeves. His mind's eye filled with tall clipper ships crowding on sail on the China run, with silks and sandalwood and opium, gongs and the firebreath of dragons. In New York and Boston libraries he delved long in old tomes: Lawrence Kearny, Sailor Diplomat; The Clipper Ship Era; The Opium Trade; The Opium Clipper. Could Peg be...