The Press: Greatly Exaggerated

Readers of the New York Herald Tribune paused, with forkfuls of breakfast bacon poised, to read a story in that newspaper, and to wonder. The Herald Tribune had made a grievous error, and was eating printed words.

The inventor of Weed nonskid tire chains was not dead, as reported; nor had his wife died "penniless after husband's fortune went to his stenographer," as reported. Wealthy Col. Harry D. Weed was alive in Bridgeport, Conn.; and, if the conciliatory tone of the Herald Tribune was indicative, he was...

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