The Press: Cissie and Drew

Pugnacious, pug-nosed Publisher Eleanor ("Cissie") Patterson, whose Washington Times-Herald is sometimes referred to as "The Hen House," last week wound up one of her mussiest barnyard fights. In a front-page box she announced that she had got rid of Columnists Pearson & Allen (Washington Merry-Go-Round) because they had made "poisonous attempts" to "smear" General MacArthur.

The Pearson & Allen version was quite different: in February they had given Cissie six months' notice that they were canceling their contract with her; the MacArthur issue was trumped up and not the whole truth; the...

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