The Press: Costly Settlement

The talks at the Commodore Hotel had dragged on since noon with no visible progress, and as the clock struck midnight. New York's newspaper strike slipped into its fourth month. Then, with surprising suddenness, the deadlock was broken.

Mayor Robert F. Wagner suggested a settlement and asked both sides to act on it. At 1:45 a.m., publishers of eight silenced dailies announced their acceptance. After some arm-twisting by fellow union leaders, Bertram Powers, boss of the Typographical Union's "Big 6'' local, followed suit, said he would advise his 3,000 members to ratify the agreement this week. Waiting for the union vote, and...

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