Sport: Pressagent's Delight

Roy Harris, a heavyweight (6 ft., 195 Ibs.) from Cut and Shoot, Texas, has fought 22 professional bouts and won them all, but he has never been seen either on TV or outside Texas. Last week, to stir the nation's interest in the new contender for the heavyweight crown (he is due to fight Champion Floyd Patterson in Los Angeles on Aug. 18), TelePrompTer Corp. offered a Texas junket to some of Yankeeland's top sportswriters. What the ringside pros saw left them happy, dazed, full of copy, and fat pigeons for TelePrompTer's pressagents.

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