The Theater: A Newspaperman

Everybody always loved Charlie MacArthur—and he finally succumbed to the curse of too many friends. He began life as a minister's son in Scranton, Pa. Like many a minister's kid, he left his Godfearing upbringing far behind. Resolute in his break with things holy, he tackled the newspaper business. At that time, the unholiest newspaper careers in U.S. Christendom were to be found in Chicago. MacArthur went there. In 1914 he began as a reporter on the Chicago Herald-Examiner, switched to Colonel Robert McCormick's Tribune and later the New York American.

A Marvelous Circus. Charles...

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