The Press: For Proper Bostonians

With the insistent spiel of carnival barkers, Boston's newspapers were dangling moneymaking lures to get circulation. In recent weeks, their readers could try for a $20,000 top prize in the morning Herald's and afternoon Traveler's "Know New England" contest, untangle "Tangled Towns" for $15,375 in the morning & evening Globe, unscramble movie stars' names for $20,000 in the morning Post. If they still kept a sense of direction, they could play "Where Am I?" for $25,000 in prizes in Hearst's morning Record and afternoon American.

By such timeworn stunts, Boston's seven daily and...

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