The Press: Knox's Censorship

Voluntary censorship means that the press must not print anything which the Navy does not want it to print—that was the gist of the interpretation last week by onetime Publisher Frank Knox, now Secretary of the Navy, of his unilateral understanding that the press will censor itself. Equally extreme was his interpretation of what the Navy thinks is unfit to print.

He delivered his lecture at a press conference when he was asked about the truth of a U.P. dispatch reporting that a division of Marines and one of infantry had been given equipment priorities to groom them as a potential A.E.F....