The Press: Two Voices in Chicago

In a Miami-to-Chicago plane one day last week, Basil Walters, executive editor of the Knight newspaper chain, hunched over a cream-colored sheet of hotel stationery, cautiously shielding what he wrote from the eyes of the stranger sitting beside him. "Stuffy"' Walters had a secret.

At about the same time, a Miami-to-Chicago train bringing Marshall Field Jr., 42, publisher of the morning Chicago Sun-Times, and his family home from a Florida holiday pulled into the 63rd Street station. There, to avoid reporters he knew would be waiting for him at the downtown terminal. Field got out alone. He had a secret too—the same...

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