The Press: The Gentle One

As a correspondent in the Far East, slim, modest Gene Symonds rose rapidly in the United Press. Right after World War II and a stint on Stars and Stripes, he went to Ohio State University for a year, then in 1947 covered the Ohio legislature in Columbus for U.P. Symonds moved to New York, was working on the U.P/s foreign desk when the Korean war broke out. Unmarried, he volunteered to go to the Far East, became a war correspondent, manager for the Philippines

CORRESPONDENT SYMONDS "I have an important job to do."

in 1951, and Southeast Asia manager three years later. Wherever...

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