The Press: No Exemption

Although a democracy's successful functioning depends on the people being properly informed, no U.S. newsman need expect to escape the draft as a "necessary man." Declared Draft Director Brigadier General Lewis B. Hershey: "It would be harder to defend an exemption for a newspaperman than, for instance, a physician. Whether you agree with it or not, almost everyone thinks he can write better stuff than appears under your bylines. Physicians use 75¢ words to describe minor ailments and the public doesn't feel the same about physicians as newspapermen. So, I guess newspapermen will...

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