The Way We Were In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.


March 18, 2021

March 17, 1921

The peak of high prices has not been reached in printing materials. In December the Sentinel laid in a supply of certificate bond paper at 32 cents a pound. This same paper is quoted on the Seattle market today at 37 cents a pound. All printing machinery and other equipment is still soaring. A typesetting machine that was priced at $4,100 at the outbreak of the war is now listed at $5,0000. All over the United States papers are being forced out of business owing to high prices of printing materials. Other papers are attempting to stem the tide by further raises in their subsc...

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