How the ‘C.H.' gave you the news
By the Editor ASPECIAL edition of the CATHOLIC HERALD last week-end brought to many thousands of our readers our own story and pictures of the election of Pope Paul VI. The edition was being printed at 4 p.m. last Friday, 34 hours after the news of the election was given to the world. Shortly after 6 p.m. copies were being sold in London. That night and the following day special distribution arrangements were made to brine 70.000 copies of the new edition to readers in most parl,'; of the country.
WRITE FOR It was too late. however, to withdraw all the copies of our earlier edition, printed as usual early on Thursday morning. and of a special late edition giving news and pictures of the Conclave. Those readers who did not get the latest edition can get one by applying to this office. (See the advertisement at the foot of Cols_ 1-2 on this page.) To the many people who made the printing and distribution of our late edition possible, our best thanks is due, The enthusiastic response to our efforts was its own reward. Wherever we went, we found a great reception for our paper and for our enterprise in producing it. One lady pressed a £1 note into our representative's hand, saving that she knew the extra printing must have cost us a great deal extra (it did) and her contribution should go to offsetting some part of it.
THANKS TO EVERYONE
In another church. a parish priest himself carried in a huge bundle of papers to his church porch to save the time of our distributors. Several friends of the firm came to our assistance. putting their cars and their services at our disposal to get the diatribution done on time.
Despite our best efforts. however, there were some churches and other distribution points which we could not possibly reach in time. In some cases. the areas were too remote: in others. it would not have been economic to detour our vans and cars to take in places where only a few papers are sold.
To those who missed the new edition we apologise and offer our suggestion that they may like to rill in the coupon at the foot of eneenes I .1nd 2.