The Press: Censorship Ground Rules

The official rules of what-you-can't-print were laid down last week by Censor Byron Price.

Censor Price's ground rules were all labeled "requests." The rules are to apply to news, photographs, maps, letters to the editor, interviews with soldiers or sailors on leave, even advertising. They set up a list of 105 subjects concerning which editors are asked to print nothing except "when authorized by appropriate authority." The range of subjects includes the weather, damage to military objects, movements of the President of the U.S. and allied military or diplomatic missions; the progress of...

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