The Press: Assault on Chicago

Long a rumor—last week an acknowledged fact—was a well-advanced project to launch a new newspaper to break the Chicago morning-paper monopoly of the bitterly isolationist, bitterly anti-Roosevelt Chicago Tribune.

The news was broken by Marshall Field III, wealthy backer of Manhattan's tabloid PM. He said that he and "a group of friends" had definitely decided to go ahead with their plan. The one friend whom Field named*; was Silliman Evans, publisher of the Nashville Tennessean—an experienced publisher who may be capable of tangling successfully with Colonel Robert McCormick of the Tribune.

As...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!