The Press: Surgeon at Work

In a seventh-floor office in the Chicago Sun-Times plant, Publisher Marshall Field, Assistant Publisher Marshall Field Jr. and other top brass met last week with a 22-man emergency committee of the Sun-Times Newspaper Guild unit. The committee spokesman told Publisher Field that the Guild had heard rumors of an impending bloodletting, wanted to get the bad news straight from the surgeon himself. Replied urbane Publisher Field: it was no mere rumor. His money-losing, round-the-clock Sun-Times was an "economic impossibility," so he was planning to drop the evening editions and turn it into a morning paper. There was no point in...

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