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27 Nov 2017
The newsboys of Long Island City feel like they are being cheated and riot
The Manhattan Newsboys gather to meet about the possibility of a strike
The newsboys of Manhattan strike
Striking newsboys attack delivery wagons and scabs
newsboys are arrested throughout the day for disturbances . Four boys meet with Hearst
There are no fights or disturbances since its a Sunday (no Evening papers sold on Sundays)
Mass Meeting of Newsboys at night and brutal fighting during the day
There are fewer fights due to the meeting the night before
Newsboys meet to talk about Dave and Kid Blink being accused turning on the union. Dave Simmonds removes himself from being president.
Boys “parade” but it is broken up by Police because they have no permit. The boys find Kid Blink in a suit and attack. Police arrest Kid Blink thinking he is part of the attack rather than the victim.
The union elects new officers and president, the new president is a grown-up – James G Neill. Three boys are arrested for blackmail.
Kid Blink aids the police. West Side Newsdealers Association declares the strike “a failure”
Hearst and Pulitzer put forth resolution of 100% returns right to keep the price at six cents a ten, which the newsboys accept. The strike is over, the newsboys consider it a success.
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