The Press: A Dismal Situation

As negotiations sputtered, ground to a halt, then limped into low gear again, the atmosphere around the New York newspaper strike fairly bristled with stiff pronouncements. The Guild's chief negotiator, Executive Vice President Thomas J. Murphy, saw "no progress." Said he: "This is no longer collective bargaining but a test of strength." The newspapers, said John J. Gaherin, president of the New York Publishers Association, "are being asked for things that are just impossible. The publishers' backs are firm as a ramrod."

Well, not quite all the backs. At week's end the financially hard-pressed Herald Tribune decided it was losing revenues over...

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