The Gazette has, since last week’s issue appeared, completely changed its clothes. The new type dress, by virtue of the installation of a new linotype machine, is not confined to the text of the paper but extends to headlines and most of the large display type in the advertisements.

In 1920 the Gazette installed its first typesetting machine, a linotype designed for the composition of all body matter in the paper. More than any other single factor, this machine has made possible the expansion which has taken place; the Gazette has changed successively from its five column page to six columns and seven and the length of the columns has been greatly increased. There has been an increase of virtually a hundred per cent in the sue of the paper. All large type, how­ever, has been set by hand.

To provide for future develop­ment and to meet the require­ments of good service to readers and advertisers, a larger and more versatile linotype was installed last week and receives its dedica­tion in this issue. This new ma­chine has three main magazines and an auxiliary magazine avail­able to the operator, giving him a choice of seven type faces, vary­ing in size from 7 point, the type in which this is set, to 24 point in which the headlines are set. An additional magazine, available in 30 seconds, increases the number of faces to eight.

Most advertising matter is within the range of this machine, with the result that more attrac­tive display and much greater ca­pacity is made possible. The im­provement in the appearance of the paper and in service to adver­tisers brings the Gazette in line with the best equipped and most modern newspapers.

A larger volume of news can be accommodated in the same space because of the greater compact­ness of the new body type. This will make feasible an increasingly intensive covering of Island ac­tivities.

With two linotype machines it will be possible to handle season­al increases in news and adver­tising volume with greater ease and speed. Mechanical limitations, will, to a large extent, be removed.

The new machine is a Model 14 Linotype, manufactured by the Mergenthaler Linotype Co. It em­bodies all the most recent im­provements in typesetting machinery and is a material advance over the machines of even six years ago. The particular model was chosen for its adaptability to the needs of the Gazette.

The type face adopted for these pages combines to a greater de­gree the qualities of legibility and good appearance, without occupy­ing too much space. Similarly, the types used for headlines and advertising have been selected from all those offered by the linotype company as being the best for their respective purposes.

The new machine was installed by F. X. Rossiter, an expert from the Boston office of the Mergen­thaler Company.