The Press: Dismembered Eagle

Outside the Brooklyn Eagle one day last week, a ring of pickets circled the plant. The striking Guildsmen, whose wage and benefit demands closed the paper down (TIME, Feb. 28, et seq.), still did not believe Publisher Frank Schroth's announcement that he would never reopen. "We're not convinced" said one Guildsman. "We're not really sure they're folding." Inside the Eagle building, Publisher Schroth sadly demonstrated in the only way he could that the paper was closed down for good. Unable to find a buyer for the Eagle, Schroth put it up for auction piecemeal. Bidding was slow, with only one $8,000...

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