The Press: Upton Ups

Upton Sinclair, famed California socialistic novelist and pamphleteer, hinted last week that New Dealers were suppressing freedom of the press through paper allotments.

Reason: he suspected WPB had refused him extra paper to enable him to carry on his California pamphlet-publishing business because the Government does not like his views. Sinclair said he would appeal to the President, might even file a suit against WPB.

Last month Minnesota Congressman Melvin Maas, bellicose complainer about the way the Pacific war is being fought (TIME, Nov. 23), charged that WPB had refused paper to the publisher who was preparing to put out a new, and...

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