The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 6, 1951 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Saturday, October 6, 1951
Page 4
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•ATORPAY, OCTOBER 6, 1951 BLYTHEVII.LF, (i-RK.) COURIER NEWS ' Put COrv BECOMES TlTE-AKcr the news room flntshe« with a story, it i, put on » spike In the "back shop" and Linotype operators take the type- cop, and ,et it l,i type, Five o( these ,nach- itiM art used by fh« Courier News and Bill Baker •pwatej th« one shown her* setting the letters In a story on a metal slug. A keyboard similar to »' ^typewriter keyboard is used to bring <j<wn s mold of (lie desired letter ana hot lead is poured against . sories of th, molds to make , slug. Euch line ol type ii tet on one slusr. FROM US TO YOU-After passing through Hie newsroom, a story still lias a long way to go before it's in print. A story's first stop in the "hack shop" is at a linotype, where an operator transforms the copy into lines of metal type. When « story has been set in ty 1>e , proof-read and the necessary corrections made, it is •placed in page-size metal Cm-ins and * "mat" is made of the entire page This is cast in the shape of a cylinder that fits on the rolls of the Courier News' 20-page Duplex rotary press. As the press speedily grinds out the day's edition, (|,« circulation department steps into tlie picture and takes over the final task—that of delivering the Courier News to your doorstep. In addition lo those subscribers who receive their paper by carrier in the city, many others have theirs delivered by motor route men and still others get their Courier News by mail. Coordinating the entire process of bringing the news to you each day and integrating the work of all departments are the management heads of the Courier News, Harry \V. Uaiiies, the publisher, and Harry A. Hnines, assistant publisher. So it is (hat six days a week (he apparently individual yet actually coordinated efforts of five different departments are combined to bring yon the latest in' local, slate, national and world news plus feature stories, pictures, editorial page features, stock and cotton market reports and advertisements that keep you continually posted on who's selling what. Each Day- TVI'K GOKS INTO I'AGK-Columns of type are bmu B lil from ,e linotype machine, proofread, MrrK ( Ions marked and made and 1110,1 are ready to go in.o » page. Ads i lav * been set | )v imotypc or .in,,l ai . machine anri made ,,p according lo Mu> ad layout and .Heady Pb.»d in .he pase fonn. W es Cliche,! fntf type Into , p. 4ge accord!,,* lo Die dummy drawn up by the wire editor. Hi: lU-r.I'S TilESi »OKKIN'G-,Sam Landruro. oldest employe of the Courier News In years at service, is cine! linotype operator and the' nun who keeps (he Unotypcs repaired. Mechanical failures can be disastrous to a nerapaper's deadlines so cvciy effort i, made to prevent breakdown!. * T'7 " "°"' BD - Aner * P " 8 ' f "» of *"» "-"I ,he meta, type, so t ,, ey niak e th. ' paper, an impression o! tin whole Jit to mad* In a sheet of papler-mach* like mi- rl»l. In ord«r k> print » large number of paperi a ihort time, it k necessary to jet th« print- • — - «-™j« ~i «wfao« into a circular form. Printers can't H!t> * °°™r of a mat that has just been rolled. ,„. ici ..,..,,. „,. . . „ ° ^ *"" "' " n4 P ° Ur moll » lead ™ ^ "^ '° ge * the Page Oi type lnto metal a e lln . th « " m " '" the necessar y circular form. Ployd Ollison INTO METAI, AGAIN-na, I^better has Just Uken a page plat, -the type alter it has been molded in the circular torn, necessary [or His press, from the casting machine. This hot metal is trimmed In .pected for flaws, and slipped onto the press in a remarkably short t^me and when all pages are prepared, the paper is read, to U e printed ThU metal plate 1, inked .nd paper p as scd between the plate and . roller to print the paje. HEAD OF THE -HACK' SKOP-Warrcn Davltl- «>n Is shown marking ad copy *lth instructions for the Linotype operators and compositors who will "construct" the ad of type and mat castings. This is only a part of Mr. Davidson's Job, which Involves supervision of the entire mechanical department and operation of all equinmer.t 1,1 It Ad and news cop, meet in the 'back shop" *nd work involved In getr ting both into print in the same edition U supervised by him. Tills Includes work of five department* within one—Linotype, ad composition, page mikt- np. sleorotyping and picss work. PRINTED,, READY rOH S.U.F.-Tht plates are In place, rolls of oapor are fed in(o (he press, and copies of your courier News fly out of It. The press can print 20.000 papers an hour. The pages ars in order, folded, and .caily tor lh« an-uhtion department when they co m <- from the 1>rr fs . Ihe pro..«man. Hay Ledbcltcr can make fine adjustment to control the || ow „, |nk Ule ]m _ prc^ion.-, thr sp, c d and, to » certain extent the posit.cii of th« type. ANII TO VOUR noOR-Atlcr bclnj, written and printed, the Courier Nows ha-,n't (loni all of lu« job until the paper is dclUcrcd «, yot r drmr. Ik.ys on bicyde? men ,n ears and the malls ate used to gel yonr copy of the courier News to you »v -00,1 as possible Bill VanWinkle is shown here as he prepares lo luirl a rolteri-up newspaper v« someoni's doorstep. THE l-rm.ISHEliS.-in r-h.ngc of the n.tne cpir.itlon are Harry w. Halnes (left), pnhliihrr. and Harry A, Halnes. assistant publlfher. Ihr-y co-ordinate the «ctivitl« of al) fue di-inruiifhu of the nev,snsper and set (he policies ot the parj«r.

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