The Press: McCormick Hauls Down the Flag

After last fall's election, most pro-Willkie newspapers bowed more or less gracefully to the majority will. But not Bertie McCormick's bitter-ending Chicago Tribune. When the Lend-Lease Bill passed, most isolationist newspapers again bowed more or less gracefully to the national will. But not the Chicago Tribune.

Last week, in a long, apocalyptic editorial, Colonel McCormick virtually despaired of the U. S. As bitterest gesture of all the Tribune junked its eight-plank "Platform for Illinois and Chicago" (railroad electrification, a lakefront airport, tax cuts, etc.). Replacing it was a single apoplectic plank: Save Our...

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