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lot of money in the market and was a very valued customer down
at the office, called Sartorius, Smith and Loew. Now, here I
was just out of college. Was I going to go into journalism?
Or was I going down to Wall Street where the job was handed
to me on a platter? Well, I decided to do both.
You're amazing, really.
Well, again, luck. By this time Merryle Stanley
Rukeyser, a boy who had lived in the same apartment house I
had up on 157th Street, was assistant financial editor, I think,
of the Tribune. So when I went to the Tribune, instead of
just going and asking automatically for a job, I went to the
financial department and also said I was starting to work in
a brokerage office. I got a job there! So there I was starting
to work at Sartorius and at the same time going to work
on the financial page on the Tribune in the evenings. This
seemed to me a wonderfully winning combination.
And yet you didn't really have to take two jobs.
Oh, no. This was to learn. I wanted to learn fast.
Well, now, what did they give you to do at the Tribune?
Rukeyser knew I had been one of the honor students up
at the School of Journalism and was a reasonably smart kid.
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