The Press: Curtain-Raiser

Along Fleet Street last week, London's postal inspectors were hunting a new kind of saboteur. Someone was rifling the mails to keep British editors from getting their weekly copies of Features and News from

Behind the Iron Curtain, a Mimeographed bulletin published by Josef Josten, a Czech refugee editor. If, as suspected, Communists were the thieves, they had good cause to fear Editor Josten's tiny bulletin. In three years, his "Free Czech Information" service has proved uncannily accurate on what is happening, and about to happen, behind Russia's curtain.

When President Truman announced the first Russian atomic explosion on Sept. 23, 1949, the...

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