The Press: Grasshopper Bites Publisher

"Special" articles attacking WPA are not new to readers of the Chicago Tribune, but last month Managing Editor Robert M. Lee decided they could stand some more. For two straight weeks "The World's Greatest Newspaper" was loaded with columns of WPAtrocities, photo-graphs of grinning shovel-leaners, and such headlines as

GRAFT, FRAUDS,

THEFT! WPA REEKS

WITH CORRUPTION

Many A Way Found to Rob

The Government

As in a previous series, Reporter Clifford Blackburn did most of the heavy work, bore down especially hard on WPA loafing and "incompetence." Last week the Tribune printed an...

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