The Press: Boston Payroll

Like other newsmen, sportswriters must keep in close touch with their sources. Last week the Providence Journal-Bulletin told how ten Boston sportswriters got too close. In a Page One exclusive story, the Journal-Bulletin revealed that ten men on Boston sports staffs were also on the payroll of the Salem (N.H.) Rockingham Park race track.

The sportswriters, said the track's manager, were paid from $100 to $2,500 last year for services ranging from "not doing a damn thing" to helping out in the publicity department. The payroll was discovered by the Journal-Bulletin as a result...

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