The Press: Stop the Presses

Rough, tough Louis Ruppel limped into the Manhattan offices of Collier's and cast a sardonic glance around. Most of new Editor Ruppel's worried staff, who had heard about his temper, his Anglo-Saxon expletives and "off-with-their-heads" methods, half-expected to be eaten alive. Editor Ruppel, though still recovering from a spinal operation, did not entirely disappoint them.

In his first week, Ruppel fired Articles Editor Walter Ross and Art Director Tony Palazzo. (Said Palazzo: "It was only the second time I spoke to the guy. The first time was when we were introduced.") Fiction Editor...

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