The Press: Censorship in the Offing

The U. S., however involved it may be in World War II, is not fighting with any nation, but last week newsmen in Washington were brought face to face with the problems of wartime newsgathering. Some of them came in physical contact with it. For three days correspondents filed into the billiard room of the White House to be photographed and fingerprinted by the Secret Service in order to get passes to attend President Roosevelt's press conferences.

Meanwhile a more important development took place in the Navy Department. Secretary Frank Knox met for two-and-a-half hours in an off-the-record session with representatives of...

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