The Press: Shadow on the Sun

To staffers of the overstaffed, New Dealing Chicago Sun, it was a sadder piece of news than the election (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). It caught Sports Editor Warren Brown as he arrived in Manhattan to cover the Army-Notre Dame game: he was fired, but could stay on as a columnist if he wanted—at lower pay. Lanky, stuttering Bascom Timmons, the Washington bureau chief, picked up a phone and heard it from Marshall Field himself: Timmons and all but four of the ten-man capital crew were through. Overseas correspondents got the word in depressing cables;...

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