THE PRESIDENCY: Hush!

Reporters at last week's White House press conference were given Harry Truman's off-the-record comments on the state of the Korean truce negotiations. Later, the wire services were allowed to send the President's remarks over the tapes, for editors' information only. Among those who heard Truman's off-the-record talk, and presumably forwarded it to their bosses: Jean Montgomery of Tass, the official Russian news agency, and the New York Daily Worker's Rob F. Hall.

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!