People: Aug. 30, 1963

Success has not spoiled James Fahey. Though his gob's-eye view of battle, Pacific War Diary 1942-45 (TIME, Aug. 16) is a smash critical hit, Amateur Author Fahey, 45, is happy in his $93.20-a-week job as a Waltham, Mass., garbage man. "I won't quit my sanitation job until I have been named Garbage Man of the Year," he said lightly in an interview, for there had never been such a title. But at the magazine of the trade, the Refuse Removal Journal, the remark brought action: Fahey was duly informed that the magazine would begin...

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