The Press: Off Again, On Again

As soon as Senator Joe McCarthy began his broadside investigation of U.S. information services three months ago, the jittery State Department got worried about its Informational Media Guaranty Program. State first ruled that no publisher could participate if his publications carried material by "Communists, fellow travelers, or persons who might be considered controversial." Then State with drew its loosely worded order, which smacked of Government press censorship, instead suspended the whole program.

Started five years ago, when Marshall

Plan aid got under way, the program had allowed U.S. magazine, newspaper and book publishers (along with other U.S. businessmen who invest abroad) to buy...

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