The Press: Registered Presses?

The biggest propaganda machine that Communists and other subversives use is the printing press. In the White House last week was an unheralded bill requiring subversives to register with the Attorney General all printing equipment (presses, duplicating and photo-offset machines, etc.). Sponsored by Idaho Republican Senator Herman Welker, the bill passed both houses without debate or opposition, is intended "to bring these [printing] operations into the open to permit proper surveillance."

While the bill awaited President Eisenhower's signature, Editor & Publisher strongly urged that it be vetoed. Said an E. & P. editorial: "We don't think the danger . . ....

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