Press: Death Notice

No News past March 4?

Unless the unexpected happens, this will be our last week," said Chicago Daily News Editor Melville Stone to his composing room foreman. That was in 1876, six months after Stone launched what turned into a remarkable paper. Since then, the News has won 15 Pulitzers, printed some of the finest writing ever forgotten tomorrow and sheltered such talents as Carl Sandburg, Finley Peter Dunne and Ben Hecht—who, it is said, wrote The Front Page out of the clips.

A century later, Editor Stone's anxieties became fact. Last week Marshall Field V, whose Field Enterprises...

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