The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune 8/11/49
Odell, Worth, at thief Use Dynamite to Newspaper Plant Chotoe Thrown Agates* Window Early Today: Strike-Bound a Month. SPRINGFIELD. Mo., Aug. 11. --Three plate glass windows In press room of the strike-harrassed Springfield Newspapers, Inc., plant were smashed by dynamite early today. The charge, which police estimated estimated at between a half-stick full stick of explosive, apparently was thrown against one of the windows from the street. The concussion ripped out three large panes of glass and sent slivers toward a new 112-page press recently installed at the newspaper plant. No one was injured. Newspaper officials said they don't believe the press was damaged. damaged. The morning's press run the Springfield Daily News had been completed, and no one was the press room at the time. The company also publishes the afternoon afternoon Leader and Press and the Sunday News and Leader. Time of the explosion, which heard over most of North Springfield, Springfield, was lixed at 3:55 a. m. police. Members of Springfield Typographical Typographical Union No. 185 have on strike at the newspaper plant since July 11, and normally maintain maintain a picket line around the except from about 2 a. m. to The newspapers have continued to publish despite the strike.