The Press: $1-a-Year Man

Gossipist Walter Winchell is read by Mr. and Mrs. North and South America and on all the ships at sea—almost everywhere, in fact, except in Washington. Winchell was kept out of Washington by a simple maneuver: the Washington Post, which was not an ardent member of the Wrinchell fan club, inherited WW when it took over the Times-Herald six years ago, gradually stopped printing his column. "We just had too many Broadway and Hollywood columns," explains Managing Editor Alfred Friendly. "Winchell was a likely place to cut down. We heard no great roar of protest."

Frozen out of Washington, WW fumed. Still...

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