This section is from the book "The Boy Mechanic Vol. 2 1000 Things for Boys to Do", by Popular Mechanics Co.. Also available from Amazon: The Boy Mechanic, Vol2: 1000 Things for Boys to Do.
A simple newspaper holder can be made by cutting away a portion of one side of an ordinary clothespin, drillingshaping a Clothespin Head and fastening It to a Wall Provides a Holder for Newspapers a hole through the thick end for a screw or nail, and fastening it in place where desired. Another way is to split off one side of a clothespin and cut the bottom of the remaining part tapering as shown; then drill a hole to avoid splitting the piece and fasten in a convenient place. - Contributed by J. P. Rupp, Norwalk, O.