The Press: The Trib's New Eagle

At a crossroads in Wisconsin's Bad River Indian reservation, 370 miles northwest of Chicago, a solemn band of Chippewas waited in their feathered best for the Chicago Tribune's Colonel Robert R. McCormick one afternoon last week. The Indians planned to make the colonel a Chippewa chief, although they were a little hazy on the reason why. But they trusted their neighbor, who had set up all the arrangements: Editor John Chappie, 51, of the Ashland Daily Press (circ. 4,397), who idolizes Bertie McCormick as the world's foremost military expert and the "most courageous American alive." Explained one squaw: "We would...

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