The Press: Gentlemen of Japan

"Here's a pretty state of things! Here's a pretty how-de-do!"—The Mikado.

There were so many reporters (300-odd) scrambling around the battleship Missouri in Tokyo harbor last week that they spilled over their assigned space on the ship's deck. Dozens of the U.S. newsmen were looking for Joe Blow, the local boy who made good. Aboard one destroyer transport, the squawk box ordered all New York men to double to the fo'c'sle to meet the New York Times's representative. He turned out to be the Times's general manager himself, Brigadier General Julius Ochs Adler. Lesser reporters, many with the names of their papers...

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