The Press: Headlines of the Week

Five-column, Page-One headline one day last week in Hearst's New York Journal-American:

KEY PEARL HARBOR WITNESS VANISHES

The opposition New York Post did some quick checking of its own, reported on Page One: " 'Pearl Harbor Witness' DIDN'T Vanish, Mr. Hearst. A Navy officer's 'mysterious disappearance' from Bethesda [Md.] Naval Hospital . . . just isn't so. ... By the simple expedient of telephoning the hospital from New York, [the Post] established that the officer . . . happened to be out for a few hours yesterday, visiting his wife, on leave granted by the hospital [and is back now]. He didn't vanish,...

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