The Press: Favor for the Boss

Boston Hearstling Francis K. Reilly, a handy man around City Hall, is not one to neglect the boss's interests. But the Hearst press did not thank Reporter Reilly last week for his latest favor.

When Manhattan's PM appeared on Boston newsstands with an anti-Hearst series, Reporter Reilly finagled through the City Council a city ordinance requiring newsboys and street stands to pay a $10-a-year license fee for out-of-State papers they handled. That, thought Reilly. would put a crimp in PM's Boston circulation. By week's end, when even Hearst's own Boston Record joined the general...

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