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LETTER: I've had it with this paper

To the Editor: I've had it! After spending 45-plus years in the printing and publishing business, I find The Daily Republic disgusting. The person charged with typography selection and layout must have just graduated from someplace and discovered...

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To the Editor:

I've had it! After spending 45-plus years in the printing and publishing business, I find The Daily Republic disgusting. The person charged with typography selection and layout must have just graduated from someplace and discovered typefaces used a 100 years ago.

Front page photos recently covering half of the page of Platte, Springfield and Chamberlain ... and today finally something about Mitchell, the sale of Cabela's. Large photos of something 75 miles away, is this what you need to do to fill your paper? You have increased the base font, utilized line spacing, and broke every typographical rule in the book with your heads and font selection. No one uses non-serif fonts as a headline font. It appears you are trying to copy the New York papers, which are not appealing but make good fish wrappers.

Local information is not only lacking, but non-existent in most cases. You might find something about what's happening on the second page in 8 point type and occasionally a picture of something in Mitchell with a few lines describing the picture. Rarely anything about MTI or DWU. Your support of our city is apprehensible.

My wife is from Woonsocket and subscribes to the Woonsocket paper. I get more information from that weekly paper than I do with six days of your paper.

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As I said in my opening sentence. I've had it. I will not renew my subscription.

P.S: Why don't you print this in your "letters to the editor" and see if I'm the only one disgusted with your paper?

Dale C. Houchin

Mitchell

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