The Press: At the Ball

New York newspaper women gave a ball at the Ritz-Carlton. But Miss Margery Rex of the Hearst American was not present. That was because there is no such person as Miss Margery Rex. She is just a name, and whenever Mr. Hearst discharges the person who writes under that name he engages somebody else to be " Margery Rex "—thus losing none of the good will that the first Margery may have built up for his paper.

For the same reason that Miss Margery Rex could not attend the Newspaper Women's Ball, Michael...

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