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Information from: http://errors.comics.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2984

A worthwhile note: In researching comics in the New York Times, i came across an article concerning this publisher which might explain their exit from publishing:

New York Times; Mar 31, 1945; pg. 17 2 CONCERNS ACCUSED IN MISUSE OF PAPER The use of nearly 600 tons of newsprint in violation of regulations issued under the Second War Powers Act was charged yesterday in two criminal informations filed in Federal court by United States Attorney John F. X. McGohey.

The defendants were listed as publishers of mystery novels and "comic" magazines. One information contained fourteen counts and named as defendant Edward Sayle, operator of Arrow Publishers and Bond Publishers, 16 West Forty-sixth Street. Sayle was alleged to have used 261 tons of paper without WPB authority during 1943 and 1944. Sayle was said to have published novels and "Pin-Up Parade."

The other information accused Rewl Publications, Inc., and Lindsey L. Baird, president, 500 Fifth Avenue, of the unauthorized use of 261 tons of paper in 1944. Rewl published Blazing Comics and The Blue Circle Magazine. This information contained six. counts, each punishable, like those in the Sayle case, by a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a fine of $10,000.

Amazing, I also found a follow up article:

New York Times; Jun 27, 1945; pg. 21 PUBLISHER SENT TO PRISON Also Fined $20,000 for Violating the Newspaper Quota

Lindsey L. Baird, president Of Rewl Publications, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, was sentenced yesterday to sixty days in prison and fined $20,000 for using newsprint to publish comic books without having obtained a quota from the War Production Board. Federal Judge Grover M. Moscowitz, who imposed the sentence, also fined the corporation $20,000.

Baird and the corporation were found guilty two weeks ago of violating the Second War Powers Act on a charge of using 300 tons of newsprint without having a quota. Assistant United States Attorney Frederick J. Waters told the court Baird flouted WPB newsprint restrictions in contrast to newspapers, which, he said, under difficulties had adhered to their quotas. "The defendant in this case is a contumacious chiseler," Mr. Waters said.


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