The Press: Three-Day Dimout

Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia heaved a sigh and said: "I'm glad it's over. Now we can read the funnies." For three days a delivery strike had imposed a news dimout on the biggest newspaper town in the nation, completely shutting off distribution of all Greater New York's leading dailies.*

Thousands of news-hungry New Yorkers walked to newsplants to buy papers which were put out each day, in reduced numbers, for cash-&-carry customers. The Times, in the three days, easily sold 100,000 copies over its own doorstep to readers who walked through quiet picket lines....

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