The Press: The Roaring Presses

¶ In a survey, Editor & Publisher found 69% of U.S. dailies supporting Tom Dewey (8% more than in 1944), 16% for Harry Truman, 4% for Dixiecrat Candidate James Strom Thurmond, .28% for Henry Wallace, 11% undecided. Said one Texas editor who was supporting nobody: "We're Pixiecrats: down on Dewey, tired of Truman, weary of Wallace, doubtful of Dixiecrats."

¶ Randolph Churchill, only son of Winston, would soon be a columnist without an audience. Because of "declining interest" (down to eight papers from a high of 35), United Feature Syndicate will drop his column Sept. 30.

¶ Hearst's King Features Syndicate signed...

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