The Press: Speaking of the Dead

All winter the Chicago Tribune campaigned against Mayor William Hale ("Big Bill") Thompson with ugly cartoons and comment like this:

Machine guns, machine politics— Have been Chicago's lot— Machines to take you for a ride And put you on the spot.

But in its "morgue," against the day when "Big Bill" should die, the Tribune had a Thompson history not so damning. It was prepared by famed Political Writer Philip House Kinsley when the Mayor was near death from appendicitis last November. It was almost an eulogy.

By hook or crook. Big Bill obtained...

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