The Press: The Siege of Washington

Chartered helicopters still waited to carry copy to distant printing plants, but those $108-an-hour air taxis were being kept only for emergencies. For the first time since the Washington Post's pressmen went on strike and sabotaged nine presses early this month (TIME, Oct. 13), the paper was able to turn out a full 550,000-copy edition in its own plant last week. The pressmen's walkout has been joined by three other Post unions, but the nation's eighth largest morning paper seemed to be adjusting to the siege remarkably well.

It now is clear that the...

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