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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
James Reston
September 20, 1954
New York Times Troubled by New York's seeming indifference to the world's serious state, James Reston, the distinguished Washington correspondent of the New York Times, last week sought an explanation. He found New Yorkers did care—and very much so
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September 20, 1954

Column Of The Week

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A.—Where is the President?

Q.—He's in Denver, but—

A.—He hasn't given up golf, has he?

Q.—No, but he says—

A.—I know, but he also says this Cold War may go on for a lifetime. That's all you get—one lifetime to a customer. Am I to abandon Stengel until Dulles civilizes the Russians? Poor Casey is having a hard enough time as it is.

A QUESTION OF TIMING

Q.—I admire your local pride but why Stengel? What about the Giants and the Dodgers?

A.—Bushers!

Q.—Bushers?

A.—Bush-leaguers. They play the kind of ball the Russians invented. Winning the American League pennant is like winning a Democratic primary in the South. After that, the Republicans are easy.

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