From New International, Vol. II No. 2, March 1935, p. 80.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.
WE ARE once more obliged to call the attention of our readers to technical difficulties, created by circumstances beyond our control, which made it impossible to avoid omitting the regular February number of our review. Up to now, The New International has been printed in our small establishment, without very elaborate equipment, and crowded for space. The increased requirements of our party made it imperative not only that we find larger quarters for our printing plant but also that we add to the equipment in order that our publications and our general literature might be produced more efficiently and in larger quantities. By a considerable strain upon slender resources, additional equipment and a new headquarters were obtained towards the end of last month.
Unfortunately and unavoidably, in the process of moving and setting up the new machinery, a disruption of production regularity was created. The result was that our weekly official organ, New Militant, was compelled to skip one issue and to come out late with the next one. The New International suffered likewise, and the February issue was regretfully omitted from schedule. It goes without saying that subscribers will be credited with an additional number.
However that may be, we were anxious to make up for the omission in the best way at our command. We therefore decided, in face of the tremendous effort required both by the editorial staff and the business department, to publish the March issue with a fifty percent increase in size, but without an increase either in the wholesale or retail price. We have been told that a 32-page magazine like the one we publish, is too good to be true at fifteen cents a copy. We do not know exactly what will be said when this issue appears with 48 pages. But we do hope that it will serve to diminish the irritation caused by the delay and that we shall be repaid in the long run for the additional expense we have incurred by an even warmer support from our readers than heretofore. Our new technical equipment will henceforward facilitate the timely appearance of each issue of our review. We ask for a little forbearance from our readers – and their aid.
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