The Press: Strange Chain

When the Colorado Springs Free Press (circ. 14,743) announced last week, that it was dropping its Sunday edition and boosting its weekday price (to 7¢), the paper said in a Page One sales talk: "The first responsibility of a publisher is the same as that of any other businessman—to operate fairly and for motives of profit." But in fact, the Free Press, which has lost an estimated $1,700,000 in eleven years, is one of the fortunate few U.S. dailies that have not had to show a profit.

Reason: it is part of a strange chain owned by the International Typographical Union, which...

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