The Press: Hit It If It's Big

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As morning broke each workday last week over the pleasant St. Louis suburb of University City, an impish-looking, tire-waisted man gingerly eased himself into a tub of steaming hot water and submerged right up to his jug-handle ears. For most men, the solitary ritual of the tub means a chance to escape for a while from the cares and worries of the world outside—but not for William Henry Mauldin, editorial cartoonist of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In Mauldin's cauldron, the heat creates light—in the form of inspiration for his drawing board. The...

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