The Press: Dear Diary

Since James V. Forrestal plunged to his death 18 months ago, no columnist worth his salt has failed to speculate on the contents of the late Defense Secretary's "secret diaries." There were even hints that the Cabinet member's private papers, which he had turned over to the White House just before his death, were so full of political dynamite that they were being suppressed. Actually, they had been handed over to Forrestal's executors and put up for sale. Last week, the New York Herald Tribune Syndicate announced that it had bought the papers for an undisclosed price and would syndicate them...

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