The Press: Chicago Thorn

Lots of mystery, lots of intrigue, lots of sock. For nearly three years that has been Managing Editor Louis Ruppel's formula for making the tabloid Daily Times Chicago's liveliest sheet. Shortly after Publisher Samuel Emory Thomason went to the Times early in 1935 he sent a reporter to an Illinois asylum, plastered the Times with inside revelations gained from "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" He headlined Edward VIII's abdication "LONG LOVE THE KING!" and disguised Times photographers as clergymen so they could sneak into a hospital, scoop a picture of an injured...

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