The Press: Knox Explains

Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, who has often adjured the press not to give away secrets, finally told correspondents why one of his own magazine articles let a cat out of a bag.

Newsmen had long wanted to know how the Secretary explained the fact that an article by him in Collier's last August broke the news that a U.S. observer was aboard the American-built Catalina flying boat that spotted the Nazi battleship Bismarck and called the British fleet to the kill.

The explanation was simple: the article was ghostwritten and the Secretary had never even looked...

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