The Press: Chicago Blowout

Last week two stubborn men came to the parting of the ways. Out as a Hearst editor went rough, tough Lou Ruppel, ex-captain of Marines (TIME, Jan. 15). He had tried to give Hearst's Chicago Herald American the same rowdy tone he had given the tabloid Chicago Times before the war. But the cold, tired old voice that came over the telephone from San Simeon was not pleased, and out blew Lou.

William Randolph Hearst wants his papers run his way. Instead, Lou Ruppel swung out on his own, started a civic clean-up campaign which blasted Chicago as a "dirty shirt town."...

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