The Press: After the Colonel

When Chicago Tribune Publisher Robert R. McCormick died last spring, newsmen all over the U.S. wondered what changes would come in the paper without the Colonel's commanding, eccentric personality to steer it. Would the Trib, for example, drop some of his pet projects and peeves? Last week, amidst a number of almost imperceptible changes, the Trib stepped right out and put the ax to one of the Colonel's fondest innovations.

For the first time since the day in 1934 when McCormick ordered radical new simplified spelling, the Trib was going back to some old spelling rules. Instead of such words as frate,...

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