The Press: Queen Wallis'

Newsstand sales in the British Isles are the virtual monopoly of a Pickwickian middle-class firm on the walls of whose offices hang life-size portraits of members of the family who died for Queen (Victoria) & Country. It was not a matter of direct government censorship last week but of Pickwickian family pride that for the first time all sales of U. S. newspapers and magazines which mentioned King Edward and Mrs. Simpson (see p. 16) abruptly ceased in England. This was such risky tampering with freedom of the press that those responsible retired, self-abashed,...

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