The Press: Information Men

As managing editor of the defunct Chicago Post, swart, husky Michael Wolf Straus used to "raise merry hell" with the furious but futile efforts of Reformer Harold L. Ickes to clean up Chicago politics. A reformer himself, Editor Straus also raised hell with other local celebrities like Al Capone. Later he went to Washington as a Hearst correspondent and in June 1933, when Secretary of the Interior Ickes wanted a "director of information" (i. e., head pressagent) for Interior and PWA, he chose hell-raising Mike Straus. Since then the nation has heard plenty...

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