The Press: Paper Chase

For want of newsprint, the biggest evening paper in the U.S. went virtually adless last week. After J. David Stern's Record folded, the Philadelphia Bulletin (circ. 750,000) had picked up 30,000 new readers and started a Sunday edition ; its paper supply was stretched thin. Many another paper had put itself on the short est rations since the war.

There was a newsprint problem, but shortage was hardly the word for it. The U.S. was getting more paper than ever, but lacked boxcars to move it from the mills. Last year Canada, No. 1 papermaker to the world, rolled out a record...

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