“The Professor Was a Thief” by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: February 1940
Original publication: Astounding Science-Fiction
Genre: Science Fiction
Story description: Faced with losing his job to the publisher’s unscrupulous son-in-law, “Pop,” a senior reporter, scoops a story so incredible it saves both the paper and his future.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the book The Professor Was a Thief.