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A reflection of the labor unrest which has so paralyzed England since the beginning of the week is to be found in Cambridge. Declaring themselves willing to go to any lengths to secure higher wages and shorter hours, the CRIMSON newsboys have gone out on strike.

Although hitherto they have been completely unorganized, they recently discovered the advantages to be gained from collective bargaining. They presented their ultimatum yesterday afternoon, threatening to tie up delivery of the morning edition indefinitely if their demands are not granted. The strike is based on the claim that their wages have not been increased in measure with the rise in the cost of living.

An entire afternoon in attempts at compromise between the accredited leaders of the strike and the Circulation Department of the CRIMSON resulted in no tangible harmony of a permanent nature. The only result of the negotiations was a gentleman's agreement that the service will be continued until Monday, during which time further efforts will be made toward mediation. The papers will until Monday be delivered as usual, but unless some sort of definite arrangement has by then been made, the newsboys declare themselves determined to carry out their threat of a complete and final walkout, to last until the Circulation Department may be brought to terms.

Leaders of the strikers denied last night the rumor that the action was in any way inspired by sympathy with the recent action of the British Trades Union Congress leaders. They regard the local action as one entirely distinct from the more important national crisis in Great Britain. Their newly formed union acknowledges no affiliations of any sort with any national trade union. No action has as yet been taken by the CRIMSON to organize a volunteer corps of newsboys to meet the emergency, and last night it was the opinion of both sides that some sort of compromise is practically certain to be effected.

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