The Press: Short Rations

A fortnight-old teamsters' strike (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) had frozen the flow of newsprint from warehouses to Manhattan pressrooms. To stretch their dwindling supplies, the city's nine dailies cut their size drastically. By last weekend, the other eight were as adless as PM.

Last to drop department-store advertising was the Daily News, which had stored huge reserves of paper and early in the strike had boasted that it was doing fine.*Hardest hit was the tabloid Mirror, which shrank to a skinny eight pages but clung stubbornly to Winchell, Pearson and two pages of comics, along with a nubbin of news. (And moved a...

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