The Press: Tass at Work

As press secretary to Australia's Labor Party leader, Herbert V. Evatt. young (26) ex-Reporter Fergan O'Sullivan achieved public and private recognition on the same day two months ago. In public, Australian newsmen voted to give him a silver mug for his help to the press during the Labor Party's unsuccessful election campaign this spring. In private, the government subpoenaed him to appear before an Australian royal commission investigating Soviet espionage.

The commission had become interested in O'Sullivan after Vladimir Petrov, a Russian embassy secretary in Canberra, surrendered to Australian authorities and began...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!