The Press: Red from Green Bay

He noted how the wind was blowing, looked at the portrait, poured another glass of Valpolicella, and then started to read the Paris edition of the New York Herald Tribune . . . He was reading Red Smith, and he liked him very much.

—Across the River and into the Trees, Ernest Hemingway

A million or more people besides the hero of Hemingway's newest novel read Red Smith's syndicated column every day in the Herald Tribune and 24 other newspapers, and most of them like him very much indeed. Professor Mark Van Doren has read Smith's columns to his Columbia University English classes....