The Press: Mr. Bang Goes to War

A new major, with a body like a fire hydrant and a head like a 155-mm. shell, reported for duty with the Army this week, and a lot of Washington characters -just and unjust-sighed. It was relief. For the duration, redheaded Robert Sharon Allen, the terrible-tempered Mr. Bang of the Washington press corps, was out of journalism. The Washington Merry-Go-Round, most widely syndicated of Washington columns (more than 600 dailies) is now the one-man show of his partner, suave Drew Pearson.

It will be quieter now in Washington, at least as soon as Major Allen is sent out to the combat outfit...

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