The Press: War of the Colonels

A new skirmish between Chicago's morning colonel, Bertie McCormick of the Tribune, and Chicago's evening colonel, Frank Knox of the News, was opened by a new series of cartoons, The Adventures of Colonel M'Cosmic. The one shown above brought a grin to the lips of Chicagoans who have lately heard on WGN a lot of Colonel McCormick's omniscient broadcasts on military strategy.

Two days after the cartoon appeared, the Tribune printed, under a Washington dateline, a report of a conversation between Secretary Knox and China's T. V. Soong. Said the dispatch: "In an effort...

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