The Press: Newcomer in Middletown

Starting a daily paper in the U.S.—even a small one—is a job for a millionaire because of high initial investment, high operating costs. But Millionaire Jacob M. Kaplan thought that he could find a cheaper way. Last week Jack Kaplan, president of Welch Grape Juice Co., launched an experimental tabloid that may well blaze a trail for men who want to start small-town newspapers on comparatively small capital. He began publishing his paper in Middletown, N.Y. (pop. 22,586), pitting it against the well-established, conventional Times-Herald, which is owned by another newspaper experimenter, Ralph...

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