The Press: Newsprint

Among the first signs of war in most European cities were lean newspapers. Stripped of their usual verbiage, they were cut down to eight or twelve or 16 pages, in Poland to one sheet. Object (see p. 19): to save newsprint. Many a U. S. publisher, watching his circulation figures soar as fat editions pushed each other off his presses, wondered if presently he too might not feel a paper shortage, followed by rising prices. In World War I newsprint went from $40 a ton to a 1920 peak of $111.

Last week U. S. publishers were reassured. The Newsprint Association...

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