The Press: Correspondent Suspended

The U.S. Army and Navy opened an official doghouse for war correspondents and put inside it the London Daily Mail's Washington Correspondent Walter Farr, now in Hawaii. His sin: the "great convoy" story, datelined "At Sea," which purported to be an eyewitness account of an A.E.F. pouring across the Pacific—a story which, the Navy said, had been filed on land, at Honolulu, and contained "no positive facts." The damage that the apparently unfounded story might have done was due to the fact that at that time a big convoy was indeed bound for...

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