The Press: Anti-Noble Experiment

To encourage his brand of democracy "both in England and here," the Chicago Tribune's publisher, Colonel Robert R. ("Bertie") McCormick, resolved several weeks ago to cease using nobility titles in the Tribune "wherever the use can be avoided. . . . There may be some slips... . Copyreaders may find their work is as tedious as picking bird shot out of a prairie chicken. . . ."

By last week typical results were:

> A Tribune editorial referred four times to the "house of l—ds."

> Tribune copyreaders passed "Lord Halifax" (his name is Edward...

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