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Kid vs. Geezer

To the editors: In Ben Joravsky’s overblown article (Feb. 16) on Eisendrath vs. Yates or the Kid battles the Old Geezer, he states that Republican challengers in the 9th congressional district “can usually count on roughly 35 percent of the vote as well as the Tribune’s endorsement.” Yes, I got the Trib’s endorsement in my […]

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Laughing and Losing With Phil Krone

To the editors: Sure, Man-About-World Phil Krone is a genius [July 14]. That’s a given. More important, he is a legendary Chicago character, similar to the late Vince Garrity, the eminent gate crasher, or Studs Terkel. Democrat-Republican Krone worked in my GOP campaign for Congress in 1962 and I chaired his non-partisan aldermanic election committee […]

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Iron Men

To the editors: Congratulations to Kitry Krause on a remarkably realistic portrait of American Indian ironworkers [January 20]. Having handled publicity for the construction of dozens of Chicago skyscrapers including Sears Tower, John Hancock and Standard Oil Building, I have come to know and admire ironworkers–both Indians and others. (Only a small percentage of ironworkers […]