The Press: Personal Stories

The United Press' earnest, efficient Horace Quigg, who entered Manila with MacArthur, had just bedded for the night on the concrete floor of Manila's Bilibid Prison. Then he learned that some U.S. prisoners, newly freed, were on the other side of the wall. He felt his way down blacked-out corridors. "Suddenly I sensed rather than felt or saw someone beside me," he wrote. "I stuck out my hand, even as did Stanley in darkest Africa. . . 'I'm Quigg, United Press,' I said. The Dr. Livingstone of Bilibid Prison grasped my hand fervently. 'Weissblatt, United Press,' he replied."...

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