The Press: A Korean Tale

During the 18 months he was chief censor and public information officer for the Eighth Army in Korea, Lieut. Colonel Melvin Voorhees, 50, had more than a military interest in the coverage of the war. A veteran newsman himself (during World War II left as editor of the now defunct Tacoma Times), Reservist Voorhees kept a file on how the correspondents were covering the war. He shipped his notes home to his wife, who passed them on to a publisher. This week, for his extracurricular writing, Voorhees 1) had a brand-new book, Korean Tales (Simon & Schuster; $3), and 2) faced...

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