The Press: Here Is My Prediction

The Washington Post and Times Herald, which runs Columnist Drew Pearson on its comic page, let him get on the editorial page last week—as the target of a devastating letter. Signed "Nostradamus" (but known to the Post, which would identify him only as "a Washington magazine editor"), the letter writer noted that Pearson was reputed to score 85% in his "predictions of things to come." By recalling the columnist's Jan. 1 predictions for 1956, Nostradamus showed that Pearson had indeed approached 85%—but wrong. Among the predictions:

"Adenauer will step down during the year. Sir Anthony Eden, whose health is worse than the...

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