The Press: The Woman in Scarlet

To his Chicago Tribune sanctum, Managing Editor J. James Loy Maloney summoned his star newshen, trim (5 ft. 5 in., 107 Ibs.) Norma Lee Browning. Maloney, who thought that Christian charity was all too rare a virtue, told her to find out how rare it actually was in a huge city like Chicago. "Good luck," he told her, "but don't be disappointed. You'll find it's a cold, cruel world."

Sob Sister Browning, a veteran of five years on the Trib and currently winning more Page One bylines than any other city staffer, borrowed some red & green ankle-strapped shoes from a Trib...

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