The Press: Coast Co-Operative

One foggy night five years ago, Brigadier-General Victor Wentworth Odium, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., walked into the city room of his Vancouver Star, regretfully told the staff that publication was suspended. Reason: with two well-in-trenched evening dailies in the field (population 246,593), a morning paper in Vancouver seemed an economic impossibility. After the General had gone, a group of his ex-employes went into a huddle, decided to carry on anyhow with a cooperative paper. Forty strong they combed Vancouver for funds, credit, advertising, circulation. Resulting enterprise was christened the News-Herald. It started...

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