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there were certain people who felt that they should have been paid for their stories. I Wonder if there was anything, looking back on it, that...

Cerf:

There was one great feud that started then. I have very few enemies in the world, but I have one that I cherish very, very-deeply. That's a blank blank named Leonard Lyons who runs a column in The Post.

Q:

I'm not familiar.

Cerf:

You never heard of Leonard Lyons and “The Lyons Den”? My goodness!

Q:

I've never really read the tabloids or The Post very much.

Cerf:

That you've never heard of Leonard Lyons!--that would take him down a peg! He considers himself one of the most famous people in the United States, and indeed he may be. A great many people read the piffle in his column “The Lyons Den.”

He's the kind of person who goes from one restaurant to another and sits down at people's tables whether they like it or not and picks up little stories which he puts in his column. He used to call me up three times a week, and he was very useful to me, then. He gets a lot of stories because people like to have their names in the paper and he gives



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