The Press: Died: a Dream

Two years ago the New York Daily Mirror's Broadway reporter, Ted Friend, set out to make a big-city newspaperman's dream come true. Tired of the high pressure life, he bought a country weekly in Susanville, Calif., and went west envisioning a soft life, a house of many hammocks for lazy lounging (TIME, Aug. 9, 1943). This week, a sadder but wiser man, he sold out; editing a weekly, he had discovered, left little time for lounging. Dragging his hammocks behind him, he is moving on to a ranch near San Francisco, where he says he will write a book to be...

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