The Press: Checker Player

Wrote Editor Carl Broome of the weekly Brantley Enterprise (at Nahunta, Ga.) when he filled out his draft questionnaire.

"I write news, editorials, advertisements, keep books, pay bills, read proof, clean type, set headlines, set news and editorials, pay bills, set jobs, feed press, cut paper, wrap bundles, solicit advertisements, solicit subscriptions, pay bills, repair presses and linotype (jackleg repairing), splice belts, saw metal cuts, pay bills, chisel cuts, make up newspaper, order supplies, tell people where the local draft board is, tell others where the town's lawyer might be, tell still others...

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