The Press: Operation Clam-Up

In Korea last week, United Press's Veteran Correspondent Victor Kendrick set off on a routine assignment: a reaction story on the 65th Puerto Rican Infantry, which was being reorganized after 97 members were charged with "bugging out" under enemy fire. Kendrick spent hours touring the regiment's front-line positions. Just as he was ready to leave, a lieutenant stepped up, demanded Reporter Kendrick's notebook, tore several pages from it and handed it back. I.N.S. Correspondent John Casserly, on a similar assignment, had the same thing happen to him; picture captions jotted down by U.P.'s Photographer Warren Lee were also confiscated.

The three incidents...

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