The Press: Mystery in Chicago

The city room of the Chicago Tribune was tense. In the smoke-coated old Federal Building a mile away in the Loop a Tribune man waited for the flash. Then it came. U.S. District Attorney J. Albert Woll handed reporters a statement by Special Prosecutor William D. Mitchell:

"The grand jury considering the matter of the publication on June 7 in the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of an article relating to the Japanese fleet in the Midway battle has decided that no indictment should be returned. ... Its conclusion that no violation of law...

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