The Press: Isolationists' Big Days

Last week Colonel R. R. McCormick's Chicago Tribune achieved what many a citizen had deemed next to impossible: It achieved new highs of isolationist frenzy.

The Colonel thundered in a full-page advertisement: THE TRIBUNE ACCEPTS THE CHALLENGE. The "challenge" was such criticism as that voiced at an anti-Tribune indignation meeting in Chicago (TIME, Aug. 11). The ad reproduced four anti-Tribune leaflets and petitions urging a boycott of the Tribune, a new Chicago morning paper, etc. Roared Publisher McCormick: "The Tribune welcomes the attacks of Communists and all others who object to publication of...

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