The Press: 20

Reputation for omniscience among 40,000 subscribers has proved costly to United States Daily, the careful, colorless chronicle of official news of the Federal and 48 State Governments printed daily in Washington by David Lawrence. Subscribers have made a practice of requesting special, thoroughgoing reports of conditions affecting their private interests—transportation, marketing, taxation, insurance, oil production et al. To the extent of the paper's facilities Publisher Lawrence has tried to meet, such requests, either by printing the reports when space permitted or sending individual replies. The problem of keeping production costs in line with income has now, he says, necessitated a change...

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