The Press: Two Men

The two men are much alike: militarily erect, grey-haired six-footers, quietly groomed. They are also enemies. Since Dec. 8, when nine New York dailies fell silent, the two men have come together many times in many rooms, with nothing in common but an avowed purpose: to get the city's newspapers back into print. In this purpose, both have signally failed. They have nothing to say to each other beyond a few cold, perfunctorily polite words. In their stubborn refusal to start meaningful negotiations, it is almost as if Bertram Anthony Powers, president of New York Local 6 of the International Typographical...

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