In an increasingly popular and profitable profession, suave, gossipy Columnist Andrew Russell (Drew) Pearson ("Washington Merry-Go-Round"), who is as adept at a smear as he is at a newsbeat, has earned some unique honors. He has been:
¶ Called a liar by President Roosevelt.
¶ Libel-sued for $1,750,000 by General Douglas MacArthur.*
¶ Dropped by the snooty Washington Social List for getting into "too many controversies."
¶ Selected by the Saturday Review of Literature poll as the most influential Washington columnist.
Last week influential, controversial Drew Pearson announced that on Dec. 12 he would write his last column for Roy Howard's United Feature Syndicate....