ALEX K. ADWAN (1929- ) has used his position as editor of the Tulsa World editorial page to produce a showcase of wisdom and exciting rhetoric. Before joining the World, Adwan worked for a number of Oklahoma papers and was a tank platoon commander in the Korean war, winning the Bronze Star for combat heroism. He was hired in 1961 as the United Press International Tulsa bureau manager, later heading the UPI operations in Houston and Oklahoma City. He joined the World as Washington correspondent in 1966 and returned to Tulsa as an editorial writer in 1972. Adwan was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Oklahoma School of Journalism in 1990.