A Letter From The Publisher: Mar. 30, 1970

Not since the November 1965 power blackout has a single event affected so many people so personally and immediately as the subject of this week's cover story: the mail strike. This time the effects are even broader, involving 12 states as we go to press, and possibly the entire nation within days. The story details the grievances of the messengers whose traditional loyalty to their rounds has been shattered in a bitter dispute over wages. It also recounts the unfortunate—occasionally amusing—effects of the walkout. Our correspondents from all over the country filed voluminous...

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