The Press: Information, Please

About once a week, on the eighth floor of his China Theater headquarters in Shanghai, long-suffering Lieut. General Albert C. Wedemeyer holds a press conference with some 60 U.S., Chinese and Russian newsmen. TIME Correspondent John Walker cabled this account of a typical session:

The press arrives first at these affairs. It seats itself in rows of wooden chairs, and smokes for a few minutes while the incongruous little iron stove fights a losing battle against the chill from outside. Presently General Wedemeyer comes in and sits at a desk, like a schoolmaster. Behind him is a big map of China. At...

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