Newspapers: New Record for Stubbornness

Bickering and grandstanding were obviously no help, but that was all the union bosses seemed ready to do as Detroit's newspaper strike approached its 20th week. Pressmen's Union President Freeman Frazee tried to split the two struck papers by marching his men back to the Free Press but not to the News; the maneuver only further antagonized both papers, which bargain together, and Frazee's delegation was stopped by a padlocked pressroom door. Then Jimmy Hoffa put in his unsolicited 2¢ worth. If the papers could somehow publish without pressmen, said the Teamster boss, the truck drivers would deliver them.


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