The Press: Extra for the Boss

Bertie McCormick no longer had to send someone to the door to pick up the morning's copy of his Chicago Tribune, "World's Greatest Newspaper." It came right into the living room of his Cantigny Farm in suburban Wheaton, Ill., through a gadget that brought him the Tribune in facsimile (TIME, April 29). Trib executives had instructions to radio the condensed version there three times a week before the Colonel sat down to breakfast (9 a.m.).

News stories had to be specially reset, and cartoons redrawn with simpler lines, for the Colonel's one-copy edition. Just how much all this cost, no Tribman would...

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