The Press: For the Benighted

The autocrat of the Chicago breakfast table, the Tribune's Robert Rutherford McCormick, last week laid down the law on two subjects: woodsmanship and military history.

Over WGN (for World's Greatest Newspaper) and 135 stations of the Mutual Broadcasting System, the Colonel had some helpful hints to little girls. Said he: "Every Girl Scout should carry a compass, a watch and an electric torch.* The torch is a precaution against becoming benighted. . . . The military compass, by the way, has an interesting story. In the South African war. . . .

"[In the woods] you must find out exactly how far you...

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