The Press: No More Elastic

After over 4½ years of writing his breezy, brassy columns, Billy Rose this week called it quits. In his farewell, Rose wrote: "I may feel differently about it one of these days, but as of this writing—propped up in bed and with a magnum of morphine sloshing around in my veins—I've about made up my mind to stop." Rose underwent an operation recently, and "I found that, for the first time in my 51 Novembers, I wasn't snapping back the way I should—that the ever lovin' elastic wasn't there any more . . . Three weeks after the patch-up job,...

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