The Press: Chicagoland on the Potomac

In Washington, where the thermometer stood in the balmy upper 60s, the Times-Herald's Page One cartoon was a stopper. J. Q. Public was being smacked by a snowball labeled "early snowfall." Apparently, the paper's absentee owner, Colonel Robert R. McCormick, had decided that when Chicago has an early snow, Washington should observe it.

Importing the weather from Chicagoland (where there was a blizzard last week) was merely aging (71) Bertie McCormick's latest step in remaking the Times-Herald in the image of his Chicago Tribune. Already, the T-H was using Trib-style type and makeup, parroting...

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