Ernie Pyle, most widely read (11,500,000) and most endearing of U.S. war correspondents, last week made good in his own home town.
A new weekly condensation of Pyle's columns went to the weekly News of Dana, Ind. (circ. 600), as to several hundred other small U.S. weeklies. Appropriately, Ernie Pyle signalized the week by a bit of gossip about his Dana neighbors.
From a tank-destroyer unit's invasion base in England, he reported a conversation with Sergeant Dick Showalter, a gun-crew commander from Muncie, Ind. Wrote Correspondent Pyle:
"While I was talking to a...