The Press: No Time for Comedy

Last week U.S. censorship produced the following absurdities:

>The authoritative, bi-monthly Army Ordnance, edited by and for Army officers, appeared with a mass of "secret" facts & figures on aircraft production, the performances of new weapons, other military data which the War Department had consistently asked the press not to report.

> The Detroit News and Secretary of the Navy Knox's Chicago News printed a report that Chrysler Corp. had taken a $100,000,000 contract to build a bomber engine plant in Chicago. Scooped correspondents besieged an officer responsible for such announcements. Said he: "Even if it's true, you can't print it," ignoring the...