The Press: Will the Ice Age Return?

Readers of Hearst's American Weekly (circ. 8,135,982) whose Sunday breakfast is a pumped-up omelet of cornfield murders, betrayed maidens, prehistoric monsters and the evils of vivisection, are going to get more herbs with their eggs. A new publisher is in the kitchen. He is 63-year-old Walter Howey, onetime holy terror of Chicago journalism, and the real-life model of Front Page's brash, blustery managing editor.

Howey, who rang the bell with his Iroquois Theater fire scoop (1903) and turned Chicago newspaperdom on its ear by his banner-lined blasting of thieving politicos, has quieted down...

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