Two big men faced each other across a big desk in the barnlike office of the Chicago Daily Illustrated Times one day not long ago.
Said Publisher Samuel Emory Thomason to his visitor: 'I want you to know, Bertie, that we're going ahead with it. . . ."
Publisher Robert Rutherford McCormick of the Tribune replied: "Well, that's your affair, Emory. But of course I'll do everything I can to protect my circulation. We can't let sentiment stand in the way. . . ."
What Publisher Thomason was going ahead with was a plan to abandon the...