The Press: Facsimile Fit to Print

For many a news-conscious visitor the biggest surprise in San Francisco last week was the sight of that morning's New York Times at the breakfast table. Each day during the Republican National Convention the Times sped across the continent through new facsimile equipment, using a TV microwave relay circuit. By getting out 20,000 daily free copies of a special, ten-page, adless edition, the Times demonstrated that, technically at least, a truly national U.S. newspaper is within reach.

On Whirling Drums. The transmissions began at 4 a.m. E.D.T. from Manhattan when special page proofs of the Times's regular international edition* were placed...

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