The Press: Needed: A Rule Book

After a brief rest leave in Tokyo, Correspondent Tom Lambert of the Associated Press climbed into clean combat fatigues last week to go back to the front. Just as Lambert was boarding a bus for the airfield, he was handed an unexpected, unwelcome and undeserved order from Colonel Marion P. Echols, press chief for General MacArthur. For filing dispatches giving "aid and comfort to the enemy," able, conscientious Newsman Lambert was forbidden to return to Korea. So was United Press Correspondent Peter Kalischer, for the same harsh reason.

Colonel Echols offered only one example...

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