The Press: $1,000 Dare

Down across the Wisconsin-Illinois border last week the spunky little Madison Capital Times (circulation: 28,000) shouted a remarkable challenge to the Goliath-like Chicago Tribune (circulation 900,000). The challenge: Let Tribuneman Chesly Manly prove the truth of a certain statement in one of his recent dispatches from Washington, and the Capital Times would immediately pay $1,000 to any charity the Tribune might name. The statement in question: "La Follette's so-called [Civil Liberties Committee] inquiry was conceived by John L. Lewis, dictator of the C. I. O. and political ally of Mr. Roosevelt, and...

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