The Press: Dig You Later

For nearly two years the small (circ. 230,000) city -slicker New Yorker and the mighty, midget-sized Reader's Digest (circ. 11,000,000) have been on the outs. In a frigidly phrased communiqué to his contributors in February 1944, wire-haired Harold W. Ross, terrier-tempered editor of the New Yorker, served notice that his magazine was through being Digested.

The thing that had made irritable Editor Ross blow his top was the discovery that the Digest was no longer a digest, that many of its articles were home-grown in its own commodious nursery at Pleasantville, N.Y. and "planted" in...

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