The Press: Vendors & Censors

As the Voice of Moscow in the U.S., New York's Communist Daily Worker (circ. 23,400) has caused many an anti-Communist American to wonder if it is entitled to all the privileges of a free press. Last week the executive board of New York's Newsdealers Association, whose members run the city's newsstands, decided that the Worker was not. The board voted to bar the Worker from newsstands and asked the association's members to approve the proposal.

The Worker was quick to scream "freedom of the press," and it got quick support from solidly capitalistic and bitterly anti-Red sources. Said Scripps-Howard's World-Telegram & Sun:...

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