The Press: Midwest Social Notes

As society editor of the Chicago Daily News (circ. 591,341), bouncy Athlyn Deshais goes far beyond the job of reporting weddings and charity benefits, stretches society reporting to cover everything from running a "society queen" contest (TIME, Jan. 18, 1954) to writing features on the availability of bachelors. Last week she had her readers stirred up with a new slant on society.

Wrote Editor Deshais: "Some of the society women of Chicago are drinking themselves silly. 'Round the clock they go, lapping it up from high noon till they reach another high at midnight. By their own admission some of them are...

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