For over a century the Dallas Times Herald brought North Texans all the news worth reading. They closed up shop in 1991 but the memory remains. Here's an ad from the 80's that breaks down the economic benefits of buying a subscription:
The youth of the past also benefited economically from a sweet Dallas Times Herald paper route:
I'm not sure why the kid in the ad seems so horribly uninterested or why he's sitting on a skateboard in a belly shirt and holding what may or may not be an Oreo. But, hey, it was the 80's.