The Press: Base Strike in St. Louis

Still recovering from the effects of a 99-day strike by the American Newspaper Guild, the St. Louis Globe-Democrat was silenced again last week by a walkout of 44 stereotypers. This time, the Globe was a chance victim: the stereotypers struck St. Louis' other paper, the Post-Dispatch, which bought the Globe plant last February and now prints both papers.

The stereotypers walked out on a point that might have been easily conceded by a union less jealous of its prerogatives. Post-Dispatch Publisher Joseph Pulitzer Jr. had agreed to union demands for $10-a-week pay boost this year and $5 in 1960, enough to pay...

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