Newspapers: End Without an End

The three-week strike was officially over, and all New York City newspapers were publishing again. It was an uneasy and precarious peace. The Newspaper Guild's Tom Murphy seemed to he threatening yet another walkout: "If the World-Telegram and Journal-American were to merge," said he, speaking of an event the industry expects, "I could put a picket line out, and they wouldn't publish as individual papers, let alone as a merged paper." Printers' Boss Bert Powers was reminding everyone that he has not given an inch in his demands. Any new contracts, said Powers, must give his men a...

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