The Philadelphia Bulletin resumed normal operations, following a strike by printing pressmen that prevented publication of the newspaper's Thanksgiving edition.

Joseph Elliott, Bulletin vice president, said a federal court injunction was issued ordering the removal of pickets and a return to work.

"Everything is back to normal. The issue was on holiday pay." Elliott said.

The Thanksgiving edition is the Bulletin's largest paper of the year, and some 650,000 copies were scheduled to be printed.

In St. Louis, striking pressmen and representatives of the Pulitzer Publishing Co. are scheduled to meet with a federal mediator today in an attempt to settle a strike that has shut down the city's two major daily newspapers since Monday.

Meanwhile, a new newspaper, to be known as the St. Louis Times, announced that its first editions will hit the streets Monday.

The Pulitzer Publishing Co. owns the Post-Dispatch, an afternoon paper, and prints the Globe-Democrat under contract with the morning paper, which is owned by the Newhouse Newspaper group. The two newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 500,000.

The key issue in the dispute - the company's proposed elimination of 14 of 154 pressmen's jobs through attrition - is similar to the one that recently idied New York City newspapers.