The Press: Oregonicm to OWI

The big, bass-mouthed man in the neat blue suit was bewildered and nervous. Few men had ever taken a new Washington job under more awkward circumstances. He had become chief of OWI's domestic branch, succeeding Gardner ("Mike") Cowles Jr., Des Moines publisher, just after the House of Representatives had torpedoed the bureau by withholding its funds. The Senate had not yet acted, but there was stormy weather ahead for OWI. Edwin Palmer ("Ep") Hoyt had a right to be nervous.

He strode into the big third floor room in Washington's Social Security Building for...

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