Press: 30

To anyone who ever worked for a newspaper or wire service the number "30" has a special meaning. At the bottom of a page of editorial copy it indicates the end of the piece. Most frequently it is encountered in telegraph-reports. Years of use have made it a symbol to be woven into obituaries and floral offerings for deceased brethren of the Press. But whence came the term? Frank T. Owen, 47 years an employe of the Utica (N. Y.) Daily Press, canvassed his friends far & wide, compiled eight more or less plausible...

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