The Press: Potent Postscript

Three months ago, Reporter Alva Johnston appended a postscript to a routine letter to the editors of the Saturday Evening Post: "How about Jimmy R.?" To the Post Jimmy R. sounded good. The postscript became an article on James Roosevelt's thumping success in the insurance business. Last week Reporter Johnston's article (TIME, July 4), published in the Post with none of the author's charges changed or deleted, got more attention in the U. S. press than any magazine article in recent years.

At the age of 16 Alva Johnston gave up wrangling with high-school geometry,...

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