The Press: Dimout in Washington

Washington was all but newsless. Members of the strong, independent International Typographical Union did not go to work Monday morning. They did not formally strike; they called a meeting; voted to remain in continuous session. Their demand: a $1.33 a day pay hike.

The Post managed to get out a ten-page edition with the aid of five printers who reported for work before the union voted. The Times-Herald did likewise, chiefly by photographing typewritten stories, printing from engravings. The Star and News published not at all.

The "work stoppage" was contrary to labor's no-strike pledge. While all four papers hurriedly sponsored news broadcasts,...

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