The Press: Repository

A Manhattan morning newspaper died last week. It was The New York Repository ("An Independent Newspaper") published by Scripps-Howard since Feb. 27, 1931—the date when dynamic little Roy Howard bought Pulitzer's Worlds, junked the morning World, merged the evening paper with the Telegram.

The Worlds each held a membership in Associated Press. The evening membership came in handy for the World-Telegram. The morning membership, valued by the late World at $500,000. would have lapsed automatically unless utilized. Hence Scripps-Howard published the Repository, sold at least one copy daily. It was a four-page sheet consisting chiefly of house advertisements, with one page of...

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