The Press: Thought Control

The U.S Army, zealously carrying out the mandate of Congress in Title V of the Soldier Vote Act (TIME, July 10), continued its efforts to keep G.I. political thoughts in 1944 unsullied by any knowledge of campaign news and issues.

¶ Colonel Egbert White, able director of Stars & Stripes editions in the Mediterranean Theater, was removed from his command and ordered home. The offense of this Legion of Merit winner: he had tried to get for Stars & Stripes a 2,000-word daily digest of Associated Press news.

¶ Stars & Stripes was ordered to...

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