The Press: Successful Splice

Last year, when the United Press absorbed Hearst's ailing International News Service, the combination made sense all round. Long second fiddle to the bigger Associated Press, U.P. picked up 213 new clients from I.N.S., eventually took on 200 of I.N.S.'s 550-odd staff. I.N.S., which had been losing $3,000,000 a year, got a 15% cut of a moneymaker. Last week, making its first progress report, United Press International produced strong evidence of a successful splice. Items:

¶In the 17 months since the union, U.P.I. has gained 557 new clients, raising its total to 5,772 v. about 7,100 for A.P.

¶U.P.I. has added...

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