Press: Loose Links

Sunday, August 28, more than 100,000 people overran Akron's municipal airport for the annual aviation day sponsored by the Scripps-Howard Times-Press. The program was a success in spite of one embarrassing circumstance: there was no Times-Press. In its edition that morning, the Times-Press announced that it had been acquired by its competitor, John S. Knight's rich and dowdy Beacon-Journal. Akron, a lusty industrial centre of 255,000 population, was left with one daily paper.

From 26 daily newspapers in 1927, the Scripps-Howard chain today is down to 21. Sale of the Akron Times-Press...

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