The Press: Chicago Tabloid

Having learned three weeks ago that Samuel Emory Thomason's Chicago Journal had been purchased by Walter Ansel Strong's Daily News, news-prophets set about to predict that the Journal would be turned into a tabloid (TIME, Aug. 12). Paying little attention to Strong denials, persistent Hearst-Colyumist Arthur Brisbane put one ear to the ground and wrote: "The Chicago Journal, giving a partial imitation of Alice's Cheshire Cat, will shrink from John Eastman's full size to a tabloid.* The Chicago Daily News, promoting this metamorphosis, should read La Fontaine's fable of the Woodman...

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