The Press: Sundown in Chicago

Bertie McCormick has won the Battle of Chicago.

The noisiest journalistic joust of the decade, the battle began three days before Pearl Harbor, when a rich newcomer, Marshall Field, started his liberal Chicago Sun to fight McCormick's well-entrenched, isolationist Tribune. One bitter morning last week, while frozen-fingered printers picketed Field's plant on windswept Wacker Drive, the battle ended. The Sun gave up the ghost and merged with Field's afternoon tabloid Times. This week, when the Sun & Times went on the newsstands, there were few recognizable Sunbeams in it.

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