The Press: Meat Makes News

Around Pittsburgh, Ray Sprigle (rhymes with wiggle) is known as a hard-digging, hell-for-leather newsman. He once had himself admitted to a psychopathic hospital, so that he could expose conditions there. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black remembers him as the man who went to Alabama in 1937, dug up Black's past membership in the Ku Klux Klan, and won a Pulitzer Prize.

A gaudy, rustic-looking eccentric, Ray Sprigle has been wearing a ten-gallon sombrero for 15 years, ever since he went to Arizona to solve a Pittsburgh murder. The ten-gallon hat, a silver-ringed cane, and a fuming corncob pipe are the trademarks...

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