The Press: The Colonel Takes a Trip

During the war the Government cramped Bertie McCormick's traveling style by using his private plane. Last week the Chicago Tribune's publisher climbed into his new Lockheed Lodestar, accompanied by his wife, stepdaughter, secretary and butler, and told his pilot to head south. From an A.P. meeting in New Orleans (the Colonel is a director), he went on to Texas and Mexico City. After that: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama. The traveler, first of all a newspaperman, let Tribune readers share his sightseeing and its attendant reflections:

"We flew here [Houston, Tex.] from New Orleans in an hour and a half, but we might...

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