The Newspaper Business

In 1928, Warren and Lora moved to Harper, Texas, and with the help of his father, printed the Harper Herald. Lora ran the linotype and Warren did everything else. In 1929, the Harper Herald won three awards from the Texas Press Association: 1) Best Weekly Newspaper; 2) Best Set Ads under 30 inches typographically; and 3) Best Set Ads over 30 inches.10 This was the first time any newspaper had won all three awards simultaneously in the history of the Texas Press Association. In addition, the paper won two national editorial-page contests during the time he was “stuck as a printer.” After about 7 years of meeting the weekly deadline for the Harper Herald, it was somehow decided that Warren, Lora, and their daughter, Marilyn, were moving to Chicago so he could attend the Chicago Art Institute. Leaving a steady job did not make much sense to his father, but Warren was determined to go. They sold the Harper Herald to the Dietels of Fredericksburg and headed to Chicago.