The Press: Their Man in Havana

As the Cuban rebellion reached a climax last week, the New York Times's Page One stories out of taut Havana ran under the familiar byline of R. Hart Phillips, Cuba correspondent for the Times since 1937. What few Timesreaders knew was that War-and-Peace Correspondent R. Hart Phillips is a 58-year-old widow.

Timeswoman Ruby Phillips has outlasted eleven Cuban governments, and has had a way with all of them. "Ruby knows as much about Cuba as I do," says ex-President Ramón Grau San Martin. Fulgencio Batista admired and respected the Timeslady. "Although Batista has no...

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