The Press: Thunder, Left & Right

When the late-Heywood Broun whipped up the American Newspaper Guild in 1933, he put in a generous helping of yeast. As the Guild, a C.I.O. affiliate since 1937, grew big and 25,000-strong, its members turned out to be such passionate unionists that many a local meeting developed into a battle royal that lasted half the night. Few hairs remained unsplit, whether the issue was politics or personalities. Last week it was both.

Personalities. At the International Executive Board meeting in Chicago's Stevens Hotel, members were divided into two implacable factions. At the center...

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