The Press: Spiro Games

Sharp-witted Amster Spiro, city editor of William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal-American, knows little about playing parlor games, including bridge, but he does know a good thing when he sees it. Over a year ago, when he read that "Monopoly" was selling by millions, his newspaper mind envied such profitable circulation. Forthwith he devised a newspaper game, "Flash News." It was too complicated to sell much more than 10,000 sets (at $2.50) and is presently being simplified. From "Flash News" Editor Spiro did learn, however, that there is money in games—if you...

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