The Press: Outpost

Despite its gloom over the Senate's fatal ratification" of the North Atlantic pact, the arch-isolationist Chicago Tribune (circ. 957,000) still found one ray of sunshine last week. Cried the Trib: there is now, in Washington, "an outpost of American principles . . . better provisioned, better sited and no less valiantly defended, we hope, than young George Washington's Fort Necessity."* What Trib Publisher Bertie McCormick meant was that he had just bought the Washington Times-Herald (circ. 278,000) from the seven "faithful employees" to whom his cousin, the late Eleanor Medill (Cissy) Patterson, had bequeathed it a year ago (TIME, Aug. 9,...

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