The Daily Capital News 8/12/49
REWARD OFFERED IN PLANT BLAST SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 11 -(AP)—T h e strike - troubled Springfield Newspapers, Inc., to day offered a SI ,0(10 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons who dynamited the plant this morning morning Three plate glass windows in the newly completed press room of the plant were shattered by the blast. Police said they believed believed the explosive, possibly less than a s,tick, was thrown from a passing motor car. No one was injured and there was no damage to the new press. Union printers went on strike at the plant a month ago today. Since then the Morning Daily News, the evening Leader and Press and the Sunday News and Leader have continued publication. publication. • Late today a striking printer, Charles L. (Chick) Rains pleaded pleaded innocent in magistrate court to a charge of common assault. Te was accused of beating Kenneth Kenneth Weaver, a non-union printer, printer, working at the plant. His case was set for August 19.