The Press: Yank

The world's potentially biggest tabloid (circulation: a military secret) was born last week. Name: Yank. Weight: 24 ad-less pages. Price: 5¢. Father: the U.S. Army. Like its famed predecessor, World War I's Stars & Stripes, it is edited "solely and exclusively for us in the ranks and for nobody else." Its managing editor is a 23-year-old private who reputedly talks back to sergeants, Bill Richardson, ex-Sunday editor of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Picture-minded Yank's first issue was breezy but less lighthearted than Stars & Stripes. Typical ingredients:

> A page of army-life cartoons and a new comic strip called "G. I. Joe"...

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