The Press: The Danger of Doubling

Can a working newsman double in brass as a working public personality without fear of embarrassment? To some who busily try, the answer came last week. It was no.

Testifying before the House Committee on Legislative Oversight in Washington, Max Hess, owner of a department store in Allentown, Pa., said that at least four leading newspaper columnists had been paid $1,000 each by his store for making "good will" visits. The newsmen: Hearst Headline Service's Columnist Bob Considine, New York Journal-American's TV Critic Jack O'Brian, the San Francisco Chronicle's Stanton Delaplane, and Associated...

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