The Press: Dear Uncle

As the play The Front Page would have it, nothing can stop a good Hearstling from getting his story. Last week ex-Hearstling Quentin Reynolds, who is suing Hearst Columnist Westbrook Pegler for $500,000 for calling him an "absentee war correspondent" (TIME, May 24), told how he stayed true to The Front Page tradition as a Collier's war correspondent.

In Paris in 1940, Correspondent Reynolds handed a French government official a cable, which said: "Dear Uncle Franklin: I am having difficulty getting accredited to the French army. Time is important. Would you phone or cable Premier Reynaud and ask him to hurry...

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