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 the following year. We both lost, but boy, did we have fun. With Phil, you always laugh, win or lose.

Tom Ward

Public Relations Instructor

Columbia College