The Press: The Columnist's Ball

When Columnist Jack Scott got a chance last fall in a new job as editorial director to brighten the Vancouver Sun (circ. 213,000), he unleashed all of his formidable flair for spectacular stunts. He sparked exposés, played pictures high and wide, sent his football editor to Formosa to interview Chiang Kai-shek (TIME, Dec. 15) and his woman's page editor to Cuba to cover the aftermath of the revolution. As Scott's fireworks crackled and city-room morale soared, Publisher Don Cromie scoffed at the doubters who wondered if a columnist could run a newspaper, and...

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