The Press: Manhattan in the Dark

In Wall Street last week, the Communist Daily Worker was in hot demand. So was pinko PM, which jumped its press run from 175,000 to 475,000. The pro-labor Post and its outpost, the Bronx Home News, had shut up shop; twelve other metropolitan dailies carried on with comparatively minuscule printings—of cut-down issues that were practically devoid of advertising.

The men who move the papers from presses to stands were on strike. The Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union had demanded higher wages, vacations with pay and an employer-financed benefit fund. The newspapers, weighing strike...

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