The Press: Mr. Truman Speaks Up

British newsmen in the U.S. felt slighted: bigwig U.S. officials sometimes discriminated against them. To the White House last week, to plead the British case, went Paul Miller, the A.P.'s assistant general manager (A.P. worries that British officials might retaliate against A.P. men abroad). He found President Truman surprisingly willing to talk about the subject —for another reason.

All newsmen, said Harry Truman, have a right to equal access to the news in Washington. Then, the President added, he hoped that American newsmen would have equal access abroad.

Harry Truman obviously had more on his mind than the minor complaints of British newsmen....

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