The Press: The Times Wins

From Rome last month New York Times Correspondent Herbert L. Matthews telephoned a long dispatch telling of drastic rationing, public and financial distress (TIME, Oct. 20). The dispatch was heavily censored in eight places. "In each case," said the Times next day. "the effect was unwittingly to emphasize the consternation caused by the Government's orders."

A week later the Italian Government indefinitely suspended Correspondent Matthews' use of the transatlantic tele phone. Said the Times: "We take [this] as one more evidence of the senility of a regime already doomed, and sustaining the semblance of life only because it is guarded by...

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