The Press: Street Fight

On busy Los Angeles streets, newsboys stand precariously among onrushing autos to hawk afternoon papers to motorists at the traffic lights. Result: in ten years, 17 newsboys have been killed, 283 injured. To stop the slaughter, Los Angeles' city council, pushed by the P.T.A., safety organizations and fearful drivers, finally proposed an ordinance last month to make the newsboys stay on the sidewalk.

The up & coming 5¢ tabloid Mirror, which claims its circulation has risen from 161,188 to 193,924 in the last six months, plumped in favor of the ordinance. But Hearst's Herald & Express (circ. 348,543), figuring that the law...

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