The Press: Public Opinion at Work

When globe-trotting Publisher Roy Wilson Howard went to Moscow in 1936 to interview Joseph Stalin he also met a bearded, scholarly American named Angus Ward, then U.S. consul in Moscow. He heard of him no more until last October, when he read that Ward, by then U.S. consul in Mukden, Manchuria, had been clapped in jail by the Chinese Communist government. Like many another indignant American, Roy Howard waited for stern and decisive action by the U.S. State Department to get its consul out of jail. After a wait of weeks, while State hemmed...

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