The Press: Strike Babies

To help finance its strike against Hearst's Chicago Herald & Examiner (now in its seventh month), the American Newspaper Guild two months ago thought up a novel scheme. Strike sympathizers were asked to adopt strikers, paying $5 a week for maintenance. Last week the Guild placed its 89th strike baby. The adopter: CIO Chieftain John Llewellyn Lewis, who already has two children of his own. The adoptee: 22-year-old Ann Tonchick, good-humored, unglamorous onetime clerk in the Herex's bookkeeping department, who has never seen her foster father but is all set to call him...

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