The Press: Showdown

Police clubs clunked on the heads of Newspaper Guildsmen and blood was spilled in the shadow of Chicago's Civic Opera Building on Wacker Drive last week as the Guild staged its biggest strike. Out of the Hearst-owned Herald & Examiner and evening American had walked 600 editorial, business and circulation workers on the grounds that their contracts with the papers had been systematically violated.

Striking photographers snapped the Guild's solid picket line in front of the Hearst Building (see cut), the bleeding head of Organizer Charles Cain as he and seven other Guilders were...

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