The Press: Battle Lines in Detroit

Until 1955, Detroit had never had a newspaper strike. Since then, the city's papers have been struck so regularly that by 1959 newspaper readers were dryly referring to "Detroit's Fourth Annual Newspaper Strike." That year, in fact, there were two walkouts—after which Hearst's morning Times, weakened by the high cost of labor warfare, sold out to the evening News, and was discontinued. Despite this omen, one or the other of the survivors, the News and the morning Free Press, was struck again in 1961, 1962 and 1963. Last week both were out of...

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