The Press: TRO for HNG

One day last week a chattering teletype in the Chicago Tribune wire room hammered out a note from its Washington bureau: "The file . . . will be signed TRO." That made oldtimers feel a little older. For 35 years the Washington file had signed off with "HNG."

HNG stood for Arthur Sears Henning, the Trib's softspoken, acid-penned Washington bureau chief. He had been in Washington since 1909 and had seemed as permanent as the Washington Monument. But six years ago, ailing Correspondent Henning had turned over the actual running of the Trib's eleven-man...

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