The Press: No Compromise

In six weeks on the picket line at Scripps-Howard's New York World-Telegram & Sun, Reporter Joan Gahan, 24, had worn out three pairs of shoes. Last week, as she has done since the C.I.O. Newspaper Guild's strike began at the third biggest evening newspaper in the U.S. (circ. 612,468), Newshen Gahan took her two-hour daily turn. As the pickets ambled in circles at the newspaper's three entrances, some worked puzzles, read papers, or played "20 Questions."

Across the street, little knots of printers, pressmen and stereotypers watched passively, still refusing to cross the lines. Occasionally, the ugly cry of "Scab!" went up...

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