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Former Twin-Boro News owner Horace Spafford, right, chats with editor Bill Slossar at the latter's desk.
Former Twin-Boro News owner Horace Spafford, right, chats with editor Bill Slossar at the latter's desk.
Posted: Thursday January 23, 2014, 11:48 AM
Twin-Boro News turns 65: Movies, a handbill, a newspaper is born
By BOB ARMBRUSTER; Special to Twin-Boro News

The manager of Pop's Palace Theatre, Theodore A. Gottry, wanted to promote the movies he was showing there, so he began printing a handbill with the schedule and had boys deliver them house to house.

The owner of a neighboring business asked if he could advertise his store; and a newspaper was born.

The Twin-Borough Shopper began in 1935 and grew slowly until Gottry stopped publication to go into defense work at Curtiss-Wright. Propeller.

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