The Press: Alsop's Foible

In his profession Columnist Joseph Wright Alsop Jr. is a distinct success. From his column, "Matter of Fact," which appears four times weekly in the New York Herald Tribune and is syndicated in 200 newspapers here and abroad, and from the books and other articles he writes, he receives an income handsome enough to surround himself with the trappings of the luxurious life. These include suits faultlessly hand-tailored on London's Savile Row, and what he calls the "excessive comfort" of a plush bachelor's house on Dumbarton Avenue in Washington's Georgetown. He is respected, if not loved, by federal officialdom, which he...

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