People: People, Oct. 20, 1947

The World of Ideas

In Manhattan, Best-Seller Betty Smith, little noted since A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, worked on a play and a movie, had a new book about Brooklyn coming out next spring, meantime mused to an interviewer: "I'm getting too used to luxury. Writers shouldn't have too much comfort—all they need is warmth and enough to eat. . . . What I long for is the feeling of dreaming of a bright future again. . . ."

At U.N. headquarters, Eleanor Roosevelt pointed out for the Russians one of the distinctions between a free press and a controlled one. "If...

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