The Press: Fun in Chicago

As Marshall Field long ago discovered, there are other ways of fighting Colonel Robert McCormick besides broadsides from the editorial page. Last week, Chicago Sunman. Field raided Tribuneman McCormick's prize stable of comic-strip artists, and captured one of the best: Milton Caniff, whose syndicated Terry and the Pirates appears in 220 newspapers with a total circulation of almost 25,000,000.

There were two hitches: 1) the Sun must wait nearly two years for Caniff, until his present contract runs out in October 1946; 2) even then, Terry and his pals (Burma, the Dragon Lady,...

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