The Press: Squeeze Eased

In putting the squeeze on correspondents, General MacArthur had pressed too tight. Amid an angry buzz of protest in Washington, California's Senator William F. Knowland charged that MacArthur was setting up an "iron curtain" to cut off any criticism of the occupation. Last week, Secretary of the Army Kenneth C. Royall stepped into the wrangle. He overruled MacArthur's new regulation that correspondents who left Japan on short trips throughout the Far East would lose their accreditation. Correspondents, said he, will be permitted to spend 30 days outside Japan every six months.

This was far from satisfactory to Tokyo correspondents. In the Far...

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