The Press: Dick Tracy Goes Abroad

The Chicago Tribune's Colonel Robert McCormick and his New York News's cousin, Captain Joseph Patterson, are more like black sheep than lambs. But last week these two Anglophobes (Colonel McCormick thinks of Rhodes Scholars as fifth columnists in tweeds) surprised everyone by lying down with a lion; their Tribune-News syndicate made a deal with the British news monopoly, Reuters, to peddle each other's wares.

For 41 years Reuters and the Associated Press had an agreement to stay out of the other's backyard. The pact ended in 1934 (although the A.P. still trades its U.S....

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