The Press: New Look in Chicago

Chicagoans read a new kind of newspaper last week. The strike of the A.F.L. International Typographical Union had forced Chicago's six daily papers to print by photo-engraved typewriting instead of type. The papers had simply bypassed the typesetting process.

The improvised products were hardly the "newspaper of the future," as one hopeful editor proclaimed. Some readers complained that the typed words and hand-lettered headlines were hard to read. But the papers were good enough to give the I.T.U. some worries about the future of its closed-shop policy — and featherbedding practices. The I.T.U.,...

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