The Press: Nothing Halts Him

"When Eugene Gleason, World-Telegram reporter, goes to work on an assignment which calls for exhaustive digging, nothing halts him," glowed the New York World-Telegram and Sun last June. "Time is of no consequence: he will work 24 hours without thought of rest. Weather never daunts him . . . No one awes him." The paper, about to start a new series by Reporter Gleason, listed some of his exploits: he had discovered the cause of a fatal 1956 explosion on a Brooklyn pier (improperly stored explosives); he had uncovered skulduggery in Manhattan's slum-clearance program; he had broken a story about the...

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