The Press: Totem Column

The Low Man on a Totem Pole last week turned columnist. H(arry) Allen Wolfgang Smith, 33, who went to work at 16 on the Huntington (Ind.) Press, made lis name working for U.P. and the New York World-Telegram with such gems as a story of a nudist camp (written stark naked on the scene), weather reports ("WEATHER NOTE: Bad for grandmothers"), an interview with Simone Simon. (Without a word he tickled her vigorously. When she protested but did not squeal, he said he was only testing a Hollywood report that she was ticklish.) His book, Low Man on a Totem Pole,...

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