The Press: Mother Knows Best

When a Russian censor bottles up some of his copy, the Baltimore Sun's Moscow Correspondent Howard M. Norton often lets off steam in an uncensored letter to his mother, Mrs. Grace Murphey who lives in Miami. A few weeks ago Mrs. Murphey showed the letters to a friend, Miami Herald Reporter Phil Fortman. The Herald promptly announced a series based on them, including such nuggets—censored out of Norton's dispatches—as an account of worshipful Muscovites braving the new line against Stalin to visit his mausoleum.

As a friendly gesture. Reporter Fortman sent the Baltimore Sun carbons of his series in advance, in case...

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