The Press: Washington Coverage

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Sex. Clark thinks Mrs. Roosevelt does female correspondents no favor by taking them under her wing, saying in effect: "There now, don't you fret. You just let those men be reporters if they want to—we can play at newspapers too!" He obviously has more admiration for such female pioneers as Anne Royall, a gossip columnist who sat on John Quincy Adams' clothes on the bank of the Potomac until the bathing President granted an interview.

* Washington Dateline; Stokes; $3. * A relatively unstaggering sum compared with the total cost for all Government ''information services"—$30,000,000, or more than the entire Government spent in its first seven years. Heaviest spender is the Department of Agriculture: its 1941 information budget ($11,887,788) was bigger than that of all national defense agencies combined ($10,000,000).

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