The Press: Goodby, Mr. Pegler

Since Westbrook Pegler is almost always attacking somebody, his attacks are sometimes embarrassingly ill-timed. Last week Pegler chose to belabor Navy Secretary Frank Knox; he was sore because Publisher Knox had "suppressed" Pegler's syndicated column in the Chicago Daily News (TIME, April 24). The reasons, according to Pegler: 1) the Daily News would print nothing unfavorable to Marshall Field because his Chicago Sun is a tenant of the News building; it would print nothing favorable to the Sun's powerful morning adversary, Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick and his Chicago Tribune.

The Daily News printed...

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