The Press: Strike in Washington

Washington readers could not remember a time when their daily newspapers had missed publication—until last week. Then a wildcat strike of A.F.L. pressmen shut down the capital's four dailies for a day, until the International Union ordered the strikers back. This week the pressmen struck again, after Federal Mediator Cyrus Ching had tried all night to settle the dispute over wages and hours. A.F.L. stereotypers walked out too. The second strike, blessed by the International's officers, hit the afternoon papers first—the Star and the Daily News—and shut them down. Pickets also appeared at...

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