The Press: Master Stylist

Ever since William R. Hearst Jr. took command of the family's papers, the chain's columnists have been getting some hard editing and trimming by the boss. Last week Westbrook Pegler, who has seen the blue penciling on the wall, drafted a new set of ground rules for himself and proved he was still master of the humorous, wry style that made him famous before he became a bore. Wrote Pegler:

"The great trouble with you, Pegler, is that you write too damn long. You run on and on like a hack driver's dream, bloviating about unions and the Constitution and the income...

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