Press: Parker v. Tribune

Since last November, a $1,500,000 libel suit has been in progress before a Chicago circuit court. Last week, when the case went to the jury, no Chicago daily, no Chicago news service had carried a line about it. Reason: defendant was the Chicago Tribune ("World's Greatest Newspaper") and publishers usually do not play up the libel difficulties of their brethren.* What made the Tribune's trouble all the more remarkable were the character and quality of its accuser, Harrison McGowen Parker, who in his high- flying career has been business manager of the Tribune,...

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