The Press: Shortage

In newspaper offices large and small across the U.S. the shortage of newsprint was pinching hard. The North East (Pa.) Breeze dropped its editorial page ("Some people don't agree with it anyway," said the publisher philosophically). In Syracuse, N.Y., the Her aid-Journal dropped all classified advertising in its early editions. In Denver, for the second week running, one day's issue of the Rocky Mountain News dropped all advertising.

The year's record advertising, up more than 10% over 1954, was one big reason for the newsprint shortage. Newspapers were scrounging extra supplies from such sources as music publishers and slump-stricken comic-book proprietors; they...

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