1944 in Print — ‘Walter Winchell on Broadway,’ Feb. 24, 1944

Feb. 24, 1944, Walter Winchell on Broadway

Feb. 24, 1944

Portrait of a Man Reading the Newspaper

An editorial attacking the presence at Tehran of Pvt. Robert Hopkins, son of Harry Hopkins, said: “If the fathers of all the other Army privates followed Harry’s example, everybody except the Japs and Nazis would have to quit and go home. If Harry Hopkins, in his travels, had come across his boy in the sun-drenched Iranian countryside, hanging on to an Army rifle, he and a lot more Americans could have been proud. Such things, however, do not happen in Mr. Roosevelt’s official family.”

“Washington, Feb. 12, U.P.: The White House tonight confirmed reports that Stephen T. Hopkins, 18, son of Harry Hopkins, personal aide to President Roosevelt, has been killed in action in the South Pacific.”

From the St. Petersburg Times.

Feb. 24, 1944, Walter Winchell on Broadway

Feb. 24, 1944, Walter Winchell on Broadway

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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