The Press: Keen Teen

A 21-year-old girl named Valerie Lauder is a person to be reckoned with in Chicago journalism. Her "Keen Teens" column is one of the Chicago Daily News's better drawing-cards, and her Keen Teen Press Club has interviewed almost every celebrity who has blown into the Windy City during the past year.

Last week, Val invited Chicago's two mayoralty candidates to press conferences. Though tired and busy, the candidates dutifully submitted to 45 minutes of questioning, and then left to await the printed verdict of Val's high-school journalists.

It all began when Van Johnson came to town. Val, a copy girl being tried as...

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