The Press: Just in Case

Even though (as he loves to point out) his Chicago Tribune is published deep in the heart of the U.S., Col. Robert Rutherford ("Bertie") McCormick feels a little unsafe. Last week the Trib reported to its readers that when the first atomic bomb falls on Chicago, 3,000 Tribune Tower employees will have a bombproof hole to scamper into. For his atomic shelter, the Colonel set aside the second basement of the Tower, "a room massively walled and ceiled with heavy concrete and steel beams."

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