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Wilf Woods | A year in the back shop

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It was the summer of 1940, and I got home from college ready to work at the plant.

My dad suggested I learn stereotyping, which converts flat pages of type into curved 50-pound plates that go on the press.

I had spent a year as an apprentice printer, and it made sense to get more time in the back shop. But the stereotypers union objected, and when I entered the room to go to work, the two stereotypers walked out,…

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