The Press: Wives as Columnists

Busy at her chores as Washington society columnist, picture-pretty Austine ("Bootsie") McDonnell Cassini Hearst, 33, has had trouble finding enough time for her children and husband, Publisher William R. Hearst Jr., boss of the 16-newspaper and magazine empire. Last week the family won out. In her column, "Under My Hat," published in the Washington Times-Herald (syndicated to ten other papers as "Washington Whirl"), she wrote: "Ah Washington! After more than ten years of covering the Washington parade ... I shall soon say goodbye to a regular deadline . . . Mostly for two very good reasons−my two little sons [ages four...

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