The Press: The Letter

The letter, signed "Phyllis C.," first appeared in the lovelorn column of the Denver Post. But it got around town faster than the biggest Page One story. In Denver offices clippings were passed from hand to hand; secretaries read it over the telephone to each other. Husbands returning home from work had it thrust upon them by their wives, all of whom seemed to have a triumphant gleam in their eyes. By wire service the letter was sent around the U.S. TV stations picked it up.

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