The Press: Butter Down, News Up

Two kinds of price news made Page One last week in the New York Herald Tribune. Butter & eggs were down; the Trib itself was up—from 3¢ to a nickel a day. Three out of four of the country's 1,750 dailies had beaten the Trib to it.

All of Manhattan's nine dailies are now a nickel except the twopenny tabloids, the Mirror and Daily News, and the bulky Times, which sells its ad-rich product (at 3¢) for little more than it pays for the blank paper (newsprint has jumped from $48 to $84 a ton...

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