The Press: With Thine Eye

In his 45 years in the newspaper business, the New York Mirror's Editor Jack Lait had learned a lot of the tricks to leading off news stories. In a column last week he recalled some memorable ones. Samples:

¶The lead on Reporter Hugh Fullerton's story in the old Chicago American about a man who sued for an annulment after he discovered, on his wedding night, that the bride had a glass eye: " 'Drink to me only with thine eye,' said Steve Mijalewski to his new wife. And she raised her glass!"

¶ Lait's own bonus-winning lead on a story about...

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