Newspapers: Bill v. the Boycott

As race relations have grown more embittered in Oakland, Calif., and outbreaks of violence have increased, the conservative Oakland Tribune (circ. 235,000) has earned the wrath of Negroes by solidly backing the police in every confrontation. Publisher William F. Knowland, 59, onetime Republican leader of the U.S. Senate, has recently hired more Negro guards. At the same time, he has turned the already imposing Tribune building into something of a fortress. Every employee must show his pass before he can enter; Knowland's own office door is kept locked, and anyone seeking admission...

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