The Press: Columnist for Kids

Sue Simpson, plump, blue-eyed, precocious, moved to Indianapolis with her parents three years ago and joined the sophomore class of a private school for girls. Daughter of a cleaning-fluid manufacturer, she had got her elementary schooling in Plainfield, N. J.

One day last fall Sue walked into the office of Earl Mushlitz, assistant managing editor of the Indianapolis Star, and told him that she wanted to write a column of social chitchat about young people. "I'll call you Monday," said Earl Mushlitz. On Monday he called and told her: "Bring it in." Thus Sue Simpson, aged 16, became a society columnist.

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