The Press: Loud Repore

As a new syndicated columnist in the Washington Times-Herald, eager Tristram Coffin* wanted to start off with a bang. One day last week, the former CBS correspondent came out with the loudest report he could think of: that Harry Truman might go to Moscow. "A relaxed, feet-on-the-chair session with Joseph Stalin is part of the program," wrote Coffin.

"No hard and fast decision has been made yet ... But if the Russian dictator won't budge from the Kremlin, Mr. Truman . . . may go there himself."

Overnight, Columnist Coffin's shot in the dark was heard around the world. Diplomats in Paris talked...

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