The Press: Stop the Presses!

Like most newsmen, Scripps-Howard Columnist Robert Ruark is fed up with Hollywood's fantastic idea of what working reporters are like. Last week, Ruark, a working reporter for six years before he turned columnist, grabbed at a chance to set Hollywood straight; a moviemaker had asked how he could make a forthcoming newspaper film more accurate.

"Never in all my born days," wrote Ruark, "did I romp into a city room and scream: 'Stop the presses, we're going to bust this town wide open!' I never turned up a hat in front, nor wore a press card in the band of said hat.


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