The Press: Chicago Inheritance

"When Marshall Field died, everything was going right for him," said Katherine, his second wife, who divorced him in 1963. She was talking about the publishing business, and her assessment was correct. When Marshall Field IV died fortnight ago at 49 (TIME, Sept. 24), Field Enterprises, Inc., was at its peak.

The Chicago Sun-Times, which Field had taken over from his father in 1950, was not only making a profit after long years in the red, it was also closing in on the front-running Chicago Tribune. A serious and responsible tabloid, the Sun-Times was...

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