Newspapers: Striking Rumors

For the first time, Mayor Jerome Cavanagh stepped into Detroit's 17-week-old newspaper strike that has shut down both the Free Press and the News. "This continued strike is a disgrace bordering on calamity," he told both sides last week. "This has gone far beyond any reasonable bounds. We all share a responsibility to resolve this demoralizing situation quickly because of the unique and critical problems confronting our city at the present time."

Cavanagh was referring to rumors that had armed Negroes invading the white suburbs and armed white snipers riding through the...