The Press: Folksiness on Wall Street

Vermont Connecticut Royster joined the Wall Street Journal rather casually. Fresh from college in 1936, he had been fired from a New York City news service and turned down by almost every paper in town. About to call it quits, he noticed the Journal on a newsstand. "Well, that's one I haven't tried," he thought. He was hired on a temporary basis, and claims that he still is a temporary fillin, though now he happens to be editor. Occasionally he asks Publisher Barney Kilgore: "When am I going to be permanent?" Kilgore puts him...

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