The Press: Revolt at Key West

One sunny day last week, President Truman lolled on a Key West beach, chatting with Chief Justice Fred Vinson. A Navy blimp buzzed in low. Looking up, Harry Truman saw five White House press photographers taking pictures. He gave them a big wave and a grin.

But Charles G. Ross, the President's long-faced press secretary, did not smile. He did not know that the photographers had arranged the flight with one of the President's naval aides. Ross confiscated the photographers' plates and 400 feet of movie film, because nobody had his permission for the...

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