The Press: Chicago Unpeglerized

One of Westbrook Pegler's sponsors as a national columnist was Secretary Frank Knox's Chicago Daily News (until three years ago it shared Pegler's basic syndicate contract with Scripps-Howard's New York World-Telegram). Recently the Daily News has omitted many Pegler columns. Last week Editor Paul Scott Mowrer explained (but not to his readers) why the Daily News had stopped printing them altogether: "We find that our own columnists are much more popular."

Pegler columns (before his vacation in March) had deeply embarrassed the News. They had: 1) blasted at Marshall Field HI, whose Chicago Sun is an important client of the Daily News...

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