The Press: Pressagents1 War

From Normandy last week came a story that set the U.S. press afuming. Three reporters (Baltimore Sun's Lee McCardell, New York Post's Stanley Frank, Des Moines Register and Tribune's Gordon Gammack) and an artist, Parade's John Groth, attached to the Ninth Air Force had been ordered out of France. Their explanation: they had displeased the Ninth's public-relations chief, Colonel Robert Parham, a prewar United Press bureau manager, by reporting other news of the war, failing to devote themselves to producing publicity for the Ninth Air Force.

Questioned in Washington, Secretary of War Stimson declared: "I have had no more information . ....

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