The Press: Federal Photography

Last week, when Mme. Chiang Kai-shek spoke in Chicago, no paper had a picture of the event.

For some reason the OWI's Chicago office had decided to ban all news photographers from the hall in which Mme. Chiang spoke. Instead OWI promised to send a Government photographer and to distribute his pictures to all papers.

But when the papers called around for their pictures, an embarrassed OWI spokesman stammered something about "mechanical difficulties," finally admitted that its man had been so excited at seeing China's famed First Lady that he had forgotten to...

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