The Press: Free Press Changes Tack

The isolationist press last week lost a major effective: the Willkie-Republican Detroit Free Press, Michigan's biggest morning newspaper (circ. 322,683).

Said Publisher John Shively Knight in a front-page Sunday editorial: "The Free Press has opposed every step leading toward involvement in a war which was not of our making. . . . But now the die is cast. We are in this war quite as though our Congress had made a formal declaration of hostilities. There is no turning back. To that end, the Free Press pledges its complete support to President Roosevelt...

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