The Press: Winchell Gets an Autograph

Walter Winchell, lieutenant commander U.S. Naval Reserve, went to Washington last week to get a book autographed. Before he left he had stirred up more gossip in the trade, in Congress and in the Navy than there are coals in Newcastle.

All he wanted in Washington was to get Into Battle (which Winston Churchill had inscribed and given to him) autographed by Franklin Roosevelt before auctioning it off at a Navy Relief benefit. But he let out the news that he would quit Hearst's King Features when his juicy contract expires Nov. 15. Reason:...

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