The Press: One Touch of Fantasy

Scripps-Howard Columnist Robert Ruark heard about the discovery of 20 barrels of moonshine whisky on Bernard Baruch's South Carolina plantation, and thought he saw a chance to turn on a little fantasy for his readers.

"Who can say me nay if I suggest that B. M. Baruch, elder statesman, has come to be B.M.B., elder bootlegger? I have known Mister Bernie for quite a spell . . . he is still a veritable devil with the girls, and . . . completely without probity when he describes his ability at shooting quail, and I know for sure he cheats at Canasta ....

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