Star and Journal papers combine

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Star and Journal papers combine - 1, Trice Two Cents in. Minneapolis Star Journal...
1, Trice Two Cents in. Minneapolis Star Journal m Down With Swing; Long Live Adeline! Chicago (INS) Chicago had a new blwark today against the spread of swing. It whs the newly established Society for Preservation and encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America. President J. M. Hedges said the SPEBSQSA will see to it "Sweet Adeline" and its counterparts in song are not neglected. Staff Shifts Announced by Road Chief Four Changes Made Among District Main tenance Men M. A. Hoffmann, state- highway superintendent, today announced four changes in the staff of district high way maintenance engineers. C. M. Matthips, acting maintenance engineer of district 1 at Vir ginia, has been named permanent ly to tho post, succeeding Leo Cashen, on leave of absence. George A. Meskul, Mantor- j ville, Dodge county engineer, has been named engineer of ( district 2 at Duluth, succeed- ing George A. Larson, who becomes senior engineer of the' maintenance division. - . - ' ;t', H. C. Jahnke, engineer of dis trict 6 at Detroit Lakes, moves to district 4 at Bralnerd, succeeding C. W. Herblson, who has been transferred to the construction department as project engineer. Statement by Garl W. Jones The Minneapolis Star has purchased The Minneapolis Journal and tho two newspapers will be combined and published henceforth at The Star plant. The loyal support of Its public for more than 60 years and tho loyal support of the staff, many of whom have given a lifetime of service to The Journal, warrant a statement from the former owners of the reasons for selling the property. The Minneapolis Journal was enjoying at the present time an all time peak in dally circulation and lis advertising patronage has suffered only the natural shrinkage of the recession, However, there have been too many newspapers In Minneapolis to support a healthy constructive growth of any one of them. The changing limes have brought revolutionary methods in mechanical equipment, news and picture gathering, handling of personnel and taxes, which required ever Increasing resources. Because the majority of the stockholders of The Journal were not engaged In operating The Journal, it seemed wise to the respective managements thnt ownership could more effectively meet the exigencies referred to. Mr. John Cowles and his associates, desiring to further tho usefulness of the Minneapolis press, made a fair offer of purchase which was accepted by The Journal. , Words fail to express our feelings In disbanding an organization that has worked side by sldo these many years. Many of thorn will soon bo scrvLng on the consolidated newspaper, others will find service elsewhere,, we hope In tho Held of journalism where their service will be of maximum value. The Journal is working out generous severance pay for its regular employes. We extend our heartiest congratulations to the new O'vners for this enlarged opportunity for usefulness. CARL W. JONKS, Publisher The Minneapolis Journal. Statement by John Cowles The combination of The Minneapolis Journal and Tho Minneapolis Star, with a fusing of all the facilities that each publication has separately enjoyed In tho past, gives us, we believe, an opportunity to provide the people of Minneapolis and the Northwest with what we hope will become one of the finest papers In America. The character, the prestigo and the traditions that The Journal has developed over tho Inst 60 years will, we hope, live on stronger than ever In the new Star-Journal. To Carl W. Jones, who has served his community so well as publisher of The Journal, and to his able associates, we express tho .'gratitude of Minneapolis, and the Northwest for their long public service In their conduct of The Journal. The Star-Journal will have only one aim to serve lis readers with a clean, fair, reliable, constructive newspaper which will do-serve the support of the community. JOHN COWLES, President The Minneapolis Star-Journal. Merged Paper to Print Large Sunday Issue New Star-Journal Will Carry All American Press Services Purchase of The Minneapo-is Journal by Tho Minneapo-is Star and tho consolidation of the two papers under tho namo of "The Minneapolis Star-Journal" was announced today by John Cowlea, presi dent of The Minneapolis Star Company, and by Carl W. Jones) president of The Journal Printing Company, The combined paper, which will be greatly expanded to Include all of the news services and also the best comics, "columns," and other foal tires of both the Journal and Tho Star, will bo delivered to all who have In tho past been subscribers to either of the papers. A substantial proportion of Jour- nnl employes will immediately he-como members of the combined Star-Journal organization, and liberal severance compensation will be provided for other employes by "ie Journal management. Except for the appointment of George W. Ronald, who bs been business manager of The Journal, to tho newly-created position of business manager of tho Star-Journal, no other executive changes are being made !n The Star organ! tlon, and all Star empyes will continue with the combined paper. John Thomnson. who hn heen publisher of The Star, and Basil waiters, who has been editor of The Star, will continue In the same

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  1. The Minneapolis Star,
  2. 01 Aug 1939, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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