Some people thought William Allen White spoke out of turn last week. His Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies had, as he often pointed out, merely undertaken the job of crystallizing a popular opinion already in favor of giving Britain all aid short of war. The favorable reaction to the President's destroyer-bases deal was something for which Editor White rightly took much credit. Rightly, last week, the National Association of Accredited Publicity Directors, Inc. made Mr. White the recipient of their annual award for "outstanding service in publicity." Mr. White succumbed to the temptation to strut in public.


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