The Press: Those Rumor Mills

Ever since Eleanor Roosevelt left Washington last April, the 70 members of the Mrs. Roosevelt's Press Conference Association (founded in 1941) have faced technological unemployment. Bess Truman simply wasn't giving them anything to write about. Last week the President of the M.R.P.C.A., who is the New York Daily News's bland, blue-eyed Ruth Shick Montgomery, served notice on the new First Lady that she had better change her attitude—or else.

Taking over vacationing Washington Columnist John O'Donnell's envenomed spot in the News, she unreeled 800 words of innuendo directed at Mrs. Truman. When Madame...

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