The Press: Horace Revealed

Last month the Saturday Evening Post made a rare deviation from custom, published a small "agony" advertisement consisting of a young man's photograph and the simple text: "HORACE! Please write your Mother" (TIME, Feb. 2). The identity of Horace was held in strict confidence by the Post. Fortnight ago the Omaha World-Herald revealed that the photograph was recognized there as that of Horace Burt, 27, grandson of the late Horace Greeley Burt, who was president of the Union Pacific Railroad (1898-1904) in the time of its domination by the late great Edward Henry Harriman.

Horace's parents are divorced. His father, Russell Burt,...

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