The Press: Lingle & Co.?

When the Chicago Tribune's crime tipster Alfred ("Jake") Lingle was murdered (TIME, June 23; July 7) the enterprising St. Louis Post-Dispatch sent its reporter John T. Rogers to the scene, dug up and printed the earliest stories that the dead man was a profiting racketeer and only incidentally a $65-a-week legman.

As if to outdo its hometown rival, the St. Louis Star ordered to Chicago its reporter Harry T. Brundige. Last week the Star burst forth with his findings: that Lingle was but one of a legion of Chicago newsmen—executives and...

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