The Press: The Unacceptables

To Editor Ben Hibbs of the Saturday Evening Post came an angry cable from Manila. His foreign correspondent and associate editor, slight, gaunt-faced, 40-year-old Edgar Snow, had just learned that Chiang's Government had barred him from covering U.S. Marines' operations in China.

Postman Snow was burned up to be excluded "on the laconic grounds that I am unacceptable. ... It is a vicious violation of ... freedom of the press." Edgar Snow had visited Mao Tse-tung and his Yenan Communists in 1936, had perhaps done more than any other man to sell their...

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