The Press: Ruppel Rumpus

Chicago's newspaper war last week was more than a breakfast-table brawl between the Sun and the Tribune. The Windy City's evening papers, freshly filled with new and noisy talent, were also blowing fit to crack their cheeks. A cyclonic Marine captain named Lou Ruppel had taken over Hearst's rowdy Herald-American, and storm signals were out all over town.

Lou Ruppel, 41, is a stocky, 6-ft. hellraiser, raised in Brooklyn and adept at hurling four-letter words out of either side of his mouth. He went ashore with the Marines at Kwajalein, has since been...

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