Poland: Squeeze Play

A warning to the press

It all began with a mysterious telephone call to United Press International's Warsaw bureau last Tuesday morning. A man's voice announced that an unexpected shipment of film would be arriving on the 10 a.m. train from Gdansk. But when the U.S. wire service's secretary arrived at the train station to collect the package, she was met by Polish police and whisked off for questioning. Seven hours later, police picked up U.P.I.'s accredited Warsaw correspondent, Ruth Gruber, 33, and a Polish U.P.I. reporter, Bogdan Turek, 46. After being held...

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