POLITICAL NOTES: A Knuckle-Dusting from Bertie

With the confidence of an experienced brawler, Democratic National Chairman Frank E. McKinney last week slipped on his knuckle-dusters and tore into Colonel "Bertie" McCormick's Chicago Tribune. McKinney's speech at a $100-a-plate Democratic dinner in Chicago was broadcast over the Tribune's radio station, WGN, and reported in the Trib itself (from an advance copy). Shouted McKinney: "If the voters of this great city had to rely upon the Chicago Tribune as their only source of news, then they would be as badly misinformed as those unhappy millions behind the Iron Curtain ....

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