Title V Nonsense

The first requisite of a sound democracy is a well-informed electorate. But the U.S. is bending every effort to keep its soldier voters politically innocent.

Last week the Army announced that G.I. theaters could not exhibit Darryl F. Zanuck's $5,000,000 Technicolorful Wilson. Also prohibited was a Fibber McGee movie called Heavenly Days, in which the irreverent Fibber, the wag of Wistful Vista, is selected Mr. Average Man in a Gallup Poll, goes to Washington, and is tossed out of the Senate when he tries to make a speech (see cut). Then the Army reversed...

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