The Press: The Colonel's Answer

Ever since Joseph Patterson's death last May, the season's most fascinating speculation among newsmen has been: will the Chicago Tribune's terrible-tempered Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick move in on Patterson's New York Daily News? (Circ. 2,350,000.)

Last week a reporter asked Bertie McCormick if he intended to take an active, personal interest in the News. The Colonel, already busy trying to run the Republican Party in Illinois (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), boomed: "Well, I should say not! I've got enough troubles to watch out here!" As if to underline his point, in his Tribune last...

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