The Press: White-Topped & Even-Tempered

While eight saboteurs stood trial before seven generals (see p. 15), Elmer Holmes Davis, head of the Office of War Information, went on trial before a jury of his peers. The jury consisted of some 200 of the top newsmen in Washington who attended Davis' first press conference. Their verdict: that he was on the side of the angels, but that his wings were not yet strong enough.

White-topped Elmer Davis, the newsman with the reassuringly deadpan, mid-western voice, had held his job a month, but so little had been heard from him that...

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