Newspapers: Sullen Settlement in Detroit

The seven-month shutdown of its two daily newspapers had given Detroit the longest newspaper blackout of any ma jor city in U.S. history. Efforts by Mayor Jerome P. Cavanagh, Governor George Romney and Mediator Nathan Feinsinger to end the strike had been rebuffed; the Free Press and the News stayed shut and the situation was be coming desperate. So the News let it be known that it was thinking of publishing without the benefit of unions.

"We're not going to stand around wringing our hands," announced General Manager Edwin Wheeler, "while the unions...

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