The Press: Joe's Boys

Damon Runyon chipped in. So did newspapermen in Denver. Funds came from Author-Scenarist Gene Fowler, Col lier's Editor William Chenery, Colorado Governor Ralph L. Carr, New York Mirror Publisher Charles B. McCabe, Manhattan Drama Critic Burns Mantle, many another journalist and ex-journalist who had cut his teeth on Denver papers, in the good old days.

The object of their solicitude was Joe Diner, 62, steward of the Denver Press Club — one of the few surviving institutions of its kind in the U.S. and probably the only one with a club building of its own. Word had gone out that Joe had...

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