Playing It Safe
"NEW YORK, Oct. 13--Walter Butler is a short, dapper man with a faint continental accent. He formerly was an engineer at a small Southern station. Some months ago he moved North and took a low-paying job riding gain at WNYC, the New York muni station, so that he could be near his family. To supplement his income he tried to get a part-time job as a mail handler at the New York Post Office. Last week, on [Admiral] Nimitz Day, Butler walked up to the desk of Sylvia Davis, assistant to Morris Novik,
head of the station. He was wearing a Homburg hat and carried a small leather attache case.
'Miss Davis,' he announced, 'I am leaving WNYC.'
'Really" she asked,' did you get that job at the post office?'
'No, I am going to Berlin for six months to be a legal advisor to the War Crimes Commissioner. By the way, when I come back, can I have my old job?' "
"Playing It Safe,
" October 20, 1945, p.6.