The Press: Canceled Check

One asset that Chicago Sun-Times Publisher Marshall Field Jr. insisted on keeping when he bought the Chicago Daily News two years ago was the News's cask-shaped executive editor, Basil Leon Walters. Then 62, "Stuffy" already had 40 newspapering years under his size 44 belt, and that seemed like enough. But at Field's request he agreed to stay—at least until the News completed the move to Field's new Sun-Times building on the Chicago River. This week, the shift successfully completed, Stuffy Walters lit up a fat cigar, said goodbye all around, and headed for...

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