The Press: Tempest in a Samovar

Don't write about Russia, comrades,

Write about anything else,

Write about Hearst and America First

And the sins of the Saxons and Celts ...

Don't stir up the Bennettsky Cerfskys

By taking a poke at Stalin,

Write as you will—it's a free country still—

But not about Russia—that's mean.

This "Advice to W. L. White and other Vanishing Americans" appeared in the Saturday Review of Literature. Its author was Ward Greene, executive editor of Hearst's King Features and understandably sympathetic with Bill White's plight last week. For no sooner had White's new book (Report on the Russians; TIME,...