March 29, 1944
The Private Papers of a Cub Reporter
The following is an editorial from the St. Louis Star-Times titled: “Dies Committee’s Un-American Investigation of Winchell” … “The Dies committee to investigate Un-American activities, in the course of its distressingly protracted longevity, has investigated almost everything else. So no one should be surprised that the Dies committee is now investigating Walter Winchell, famous radio commentator and columnist.
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“Always open to criticism on the grounds that it has sought to make headlines, that it has itself furnished material for anti-American elements by its constant Red-baiting and its failure to expose Fascist groups, the Dies committee is now wandering clear off the reservation in a spite attack on Winchell.
From the St. Petersburg Times.
BTW, While it says Star-Times, there was no such paper. It was the Saint Louis Sun-Times. My dad was a paper boy for them in the 1920’s. I believe part of it was bought out by Pulitzer in the 50’s. I also believe the Times-Mirror syndicate got some of their assets from the Sporting News acquisition.
It was also not the “St. Louise” paper, as I originally had it.
Beats Saint Louie