The Press: Assignment America

While filling in for Columnist Bennett Cerf in the Saturday Review, Novelist Laura (Gentleman's Agreement) Hobson discovered that she "adored having a column." Writer Hobson confessed her new passion to the editor of Hearst's Good Housekeeping, who signed her to do nine columns a year. When Columnist Inez Robb of Hearst's International News Service left, by mutual consent, to join Scripps-Howard and United Feature syndicate a fortnight ago, I.N.S. knew just where to turn. Beginning next week, Laura Hobson will do five columns a week for I.N.S. and its clients, titled "Assignment America."

Laura Z. (for Zametkin) Hobson is not entirely new...

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