The Press: Smaller Papers?

Some newspapers tried hard to meet the 15%-plus cuts in newsprint use requested by WPB for 1943. Many did not. Result: a piddling overall reduction of only 5% plus. Last week U.S. newspapers got a peek at the bad news for 1944.

If WPB continues to follow the recommendations of its Newspaper Industry Advisory Committee, U.S. newspapers will be asked to cut newsprint use by an average fat 18% in next year's first quarter. The cut ranges from nothing for small papers to 24% (based on 1941 consumption and allowing for increased circulation) for...

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