The Press: Overtime

The surprising theory that newshawks sent on baseball trips, political campaigns and Presidential fishing junkets are on duty 168 hours a week and must therefore, under the Wages-&-Hours Act, be paid about four days overtime for each day they work was advanced in Washington last week. It was advanced not by enthusiastic Newspaper Guildsmen, but by forceful, big-jowled Lawyer Elisha Hanson, who used to cover the Peoria Distillers of the old Three-I League for the Peoria Journal.* Nowadays Mr. Hanson is the high-powered adviser of almost every important association of newspaper publishers in...

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