The Press: Exclusion Act

After trying for more than a year to get a staff man permanently accredited to Moscow, the New York Herald Tribune (circ. 340,430) finally managed to do it in 1947, thanks to Tourist Harold Stassen.

He put in a good word with Premier Stalin himself (TIME, April 28, 1947). The Trib's new correspondent was Joseph Newman, veteran of the Japan and Argentina beats, who was already in Russia as a special correspondent for the Moscow Conference of Foreign Ministers and just stayed on.

Last June Newman left for Paris to take a vacation and get married, after Soviet Press Chief Georgi Pavlevich Frantsev...

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