Clipped From Cumberland Sunday Times
F.P.A. WELL KNOWN TO WIDE RADIO AUDIENCE The same Is true of another column published by the Chicago Tribune. This is "The Wnke of the News" which occupies prominent position in the sports section and was started a good many years ago as a sports column by Harvey Woodruff, then sports editor of The Tribune. It is now edited by Arch Ward, present sports editor, but only a pan of It haa to do with sports. It consists for the mast part of contributions—verse nnd humor— wnlch are sent in by the thousand. Every since Harvey Woodruff's dii.v contributions have been solicited through the medium of a Jingle which appears daily. "The Wake Depends Upon Its Friends. Help I Hctpl" Those whose contributions nppcar in the column are called Helpers. All of these are columns In the old :-viiKr? of the (t-rm nnd ninny ntlii't'i could bo nn'iUioiiccl including I-'.f'.A.'s famous "Counln« Tower" whkli wn.i published In the several New York pap-r.s for which P.P.A. worked. Tlir.«! Initials, by the It's rare when wounded are kept there as long as 12 hours. In England they arc met by field hospital platoons who move them by ambulance to fixed hospitals nearby. One pha.'c of the general's re- usy, stand for Franklin P. Adams, nnd Mr. Adams Ls well known to all those who listen In on the "Information Please" radio program. But within more recent years, columns have taken on a different complex!6n and many of them con- fist entirely of news Interpretation. There wa,s a time when news which seemed to demand Interpretation iccclved It through the medium ol editorials which represented the personal thought of the editor or the paper he represented. Now the columnists give a variety of Interp elation to virtually everything thnt happens. Newspapers may or may not agree -vltli t!i<! opinions expressed by their cnlitmni.sK. It Indicates a hroiider trend nnd tliu uMllnKnr.sv nn tha part ol American nnwapAp'r. 1 ! to l>rt«nit all sides of n question. Tim old columns, strictly so-cnllcrl may bocnrno obsolete.