The Press: Creeping Censorship

At their Manhattan convention last week, U.S. newspaper publishers took up a growing problem: "creeping censorship," notably by Government departments. Said Charles F. McCahill, general manager of the Cleveland News and president of the American Newspaper Publishers' Association: "Many bureaucrats in government appear to prefer to function without knowledge of the people . . . We have had too many instances of efforts to suppress information . . ."

The bureaucrats were encouraged by President Truman's often belligerent attitude towards the press and by his executive order (TIME, Oct. 8) giving each bureau...

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