FO.~ RZI..Eft.SE Ci' n:LIVERY - AfRIL l, 1955
St<:>tEiflent of Senator :!ike ::c:nsfield (D. , ·:ontann)
~!r . Precident, I introd'J.ce for appro)riate reference a bill to peroit
\:eakly ne·;spliccotion for not :'lore than tt:o issues in a.rry
one celendar year ·:ithout loss of second- class nail priveleces.
This bill t~ould allot·: t·ree!:ly ne':spapers •mich have been accorded the
second-cl•ss neil privele~e to suspend pu~lication for vacation ~urposes for
not ~ore than tuo issues in air'f one caJ.endar year t::i. thout the necessity of
apnlying for reentry as second-class matter on account of a change in
frequency of issue. Under existing postaJ. regulations a Hookly ne1-rspaper
must publish an edition each 1-1eek, 52 t·reeks a year or he 1-Till loose his
second-class ryostal privileges .
The treelcly nel:Gpaper is the backbone of the journalistic t·rorld. These
sm.-11 ne~·:spc:>ers play c-n in:>ortant role in the thousands of connunities
throu,.,, out the l'ation. In nost cases the staff of a 1-:eekly is cOI'IIposed of
three or four people, in r:any cases less. It is not unusual to find an editorpublisher
putting in !~is tbe as a printer, linotype o;:>erator, pressman,
reporter and bookkeeper, all t·li thin the routine of one t-reek.
Daily ne•ISpapcrs c,.,n afford, es a zencrn those t-ho
operate and l-Tork on a t·reekly. They are entitled to a vacation each year. If
the publisher / afford to hire a substitute for several Heelcs , he l'Tould not
be able to find one. As He all ~-:no1' there is not an e:::cess of Printers , linotype
operators and reporters in con;1Unities of a feu thousand po:>ula.tions.
This bill Hould allou the weekly net:s!)c-pcrs to sus!)end publication for
tuo t·eeks 1i.thout loosing their second-class ?ostal rate, ~lhich is so il'lportant
to then. This bill l-Till give the little fello•lS in the neuspaper business a
break, it uill not cost the &overl'll'lcnt a cent and 1rill reco:;nize :? situation
Hhich needs adjusting and needs it nou.
The passine of this bill by Congress uill, l'lhen the '3tcotes affected
chanGe their 1~~ covering legal notices ~ be of inestiMable value to the
l·Teel"~d give them the chance to tal~o a much needed vacation each
year , vh ich they are barred from doing no''• I sincerely hope that this bil~
t·Till receive consideration from the Post Office and Civil Service Committee.
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 37, Folder 53, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
FW. REU:AS;; ~· f.ri:LIVERY - AFRIL l, 1955
SktC!f'\ent of Senator !!ike ::=field (D., "!ontann)
:~. Pre::ident, I introcr~ce for appro?riate reference a bill to perrit
~:eekly ne·;sp~ers to sus'>Cnd ·\Wlicetion !or not :10re than t1:o . issues in a."T;;'
one c.-lendar year ·;it.'ftout loss of second- class nail priveler;cs.
'This bill 1:ould "lloc: l:ee!:ly ne•-spapers :·hich have been accorded the
second-cl~ss nail privele~e to ~~penc publication for v~ca~ion ~~oses for
not more tha."l t:·o issues in any one cal.endu year l.'i.thout the necessity of
a"?~"inc for reentry as second-class natter on account of a chance in
frequency of issue . Under existing postal. reeuJ.ations a llOOkly nc~lSpaper
nust publish an edition each ~>reek , 52 1:eeks e. year or he ~>lill loose his
second-class ~ostal. ryrivileges.
The Heelcly ne1~papcr is the hac!ers.
'iheso lerger organizations heve access to part ti..,e help <>ncl C<>n ne!Por. There arc no harder 1:orlcers in the journelistic field th.,n those •no
operate and >Iork on a 1:eekly. They are entitled to a vacation each year. If
the publisher / afford to hire a substitute for several ueel
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