The Press: A Marine Speaks His Piece

When genial, chubby-faced Jim Lucas joined the Marines, he left a reporting job on the Tulsa Tribune's courthouse beat, and his Boy Scoutmastering. He became a crack combat correspondent, got out the first story of the landing on Tarawa—and was threatened with court-martial for writing that "something suddenly appeared to have gone wrong." He covered eight Marine landings, then was sent home on a war-bond tour.

Like many another newspaperman derricked out of his old job by the war, Jim Lucas had no desire to go back. He came home a lieutenant, surprised to find a flattering array of jobs...

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