The Press: Back on the Growl

After four months of enforced hibernation, the press's surliest bear was back on the growl. From Tucson, where he holed up after Hearst's King Features syndicate fired him last summer for daring to attack the boss (he wrote that William Randolph Hearst Jr. was wanting in "character, ability or loyalty''), onetime Hearst Columnist Westbrook Pegler. 68, let it be known that he had found a new vent for his wrath. Beginning in February, said Pegler, he will write one political column a month for American Opinion—the house organ of the John Birch Society.

The Birchers. who hold, among other convictions, that former...

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