The Press: Can't Be Too Careful

Editor Milton Ronsheim of the weekly Cadiz (Ohio) Republican (circ. 4,000) was burned up over President Truman's claim that the press had published "95%" of the nation's military secrets, though some of them were from government handouts. So when the Pentagon mailed Ronsheim a handout with pictures of helicopters in Korea (see SCIENCE) and another of Defense Secretary Lovett, Ronsheim mailed the whole business right back. He also enclosed a note: "Mr. Truman has advised the press not to trust such departments as yours in making releases but to investigate and decide for ourselves ... No one in our office has...

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