The Press: Supersalesmen

In September 1941 Business Manager Howard Stodghill of the Philadelphia Bulletin got his newspaper boys to peddle 10¢ war savings stamps to householders. When sales zoomed, the Treasury summoned Stodghill to Washington to organize carrier sales on a nationwide scale.

By last weekend total newspaperboy sales in the U.S. were 527,582,757 stamps. Since practically all stamps sold by the boys are ten-centers, total sales amount to $52,758,275. Most successful: Detroit News carriers, who sold 23,141,125 stamps.

Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr., pleased as punch, last week broadened the program. Now newspapers can also serve...

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