The Press: Seals & Salaries

It is a newspaper dogma that reporters and desk men are underpaid, that the only way to make money is to get yourself a column and be a trained seal. Last week's Congressional report on salaries of $15,000 and over in 1937 showed ambitious cubs how much fish the big trained seals get.

Highest-paid columnist was the New York Herald Tribune's Walter Lippmann, whose salary was $62,476. Hearst's Arthur ("Bugs") Baer made $53,000. Walter Winchell $51,699. Scripps-Howard's Westbrook Pegler's $46,263 salary was $10,003 more than that of his friendly enemy, Heywood Broun.* Eleanor...

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