The Press: Deadlock

After only one day in New York, U.S. Secretary of Labor W. Willard Wirtz gloomily concluded that he could do nothing about settling the city's newspaper strike (TIME. Dec. 14). The publishers and the striking printers, said he. were still "very far apart''; the nation's mightiest metropolitan press would probably stay out of action for "days or weeks." The forecast seemed inevitable. Even before Wirtz arrived, the strike had degenerated into a deadlock of stubborn wills.

On one side of the argument stood Bertram A. Powers, 40, president of New York Local No. 6...

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