The Press: Experiment

Last July a Tulsa Tribune reporter, Joe Howell, wrote a story about three new Oklahoma coal mines which were developed to supply coking coal for a new Texas steel industry. Last week the Tribune printed the story, explained the delay: censorship on the part of Washington's Defense Plant Corp.

Explained the Tribune, whose Managing Editor William Steven worked in the Office of Censorship until several months ago: "[We] allowed this story to 'go the course' to see how long it would take to get clearance. . . . There is NO provision in the Code of Voluntary Wartime Censorship . . ....

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