The Press: Taboo

Last week three U.S. correspondents boarded a train in London, prepared to take off for Iceland. Halfway to Scotland, the British Military Intelligence hauled them off. Washington, it turned out, had no desire to let newshawks hover over Reykjavik.

While London reporters kidded frustrated U.S. confreres, the Iceland ban caused a furore in Washington. Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, who dearly loves a secret, had actually promised that he would arrange to send U.S. correspondents to Iceland. He made his promise over the protest of Chief of Naval Operations Stark and Admiral King of the Atlantic Fleet. But one big No...

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