The Press: End of Censorship

Military censorship was ended in Korea last week for the first time in four years. Said Defense Secretary Charles Wilson: "The stabilized military situation, the redeployment of U.S. forces and the reduction in the quantity of news requiring review makes it appropriate."

In Washington last week, the Army threw out its charges against Lieut. Colonel Melvin Voorhees, former Eighth Army chief censor and public-information officer (TIME, March 2, 1953). Reservist Voorhees, who had been ordered dismissed from the service without pay or allowances, had been convicted by a court-martial of failing to clear his book, Korean Tales, which criticized both the Army's...

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