By Jack Limpert
Here’s a 1960 letter sent by the editor of the Middletown Daily Record to United Press International, telling the news service that the newspaper’s readers expected good coverage of both spot news and serious issues. Middletown is a community in the Hudson River Valley north of New York City; its population is 27,000. The city’s surviving paper is the Times Herald Record.
The letter asked UPI for better coverage of:
America’s economic progress, in broad terms as it applies to the individual. Income distribution. Automation and other technological changes.