The Press: Paper Chase

In the last weeks of 1945, the Chicago Tribune had to drop all national advertising in its out-of-town circulation (300,000). For seven days, the New Orleans Item came out with no ads. And for five Yuletide days the New York Post did not come out at all.

Many a publisher, having sold too many Christmas ads or too many papers, barely made it to New Year's Day and the end of his newsprint quota. Once across the line he was, if not safe, at least on his own. The Civilian Production Administration last week abolished paper rationing. Newspapers must now scramble for...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!