The Press: Manhattan in the Dark

The strike that kept Manhattan's newspapers undelivered had gone on for two weeks. Some people were getting used to doing without papers. But an increasing number were finding it hard going.

One out of every five regular readers felt the lack enough to go to the printing plants, brave shouting picket lines and buy copies. Some newspapers printed box scores showing the city's growing thirst for news; the Daily News (normal weekday circ. 2,000,000) sold 135,000 copies on the seventh day of the strike, 500,000 a week later.

New York Times Topicker Simeon Strunsky, who usually does, saw the brighter side of...

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