The Press: Stop the Presses

Most people in St. Louis had no afternoon papers one day last week because the men who print them didn't like one of the news stories. George L. Berry, president of the A.F.L. pressmen's union, had sent a telegram to his St. Louis local, ordering it to drop its plan for a slowdown strike. When the pressmen discovered a story about Boss Berry's decision in the afternoon Post-Dispatch and Star-Times they pulled the pressroom switches and walked out, right in the middle of the press run. After a five-hour walkout, union leaders, aware of the evil implications of such press censorship,...

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