The Press: U. S. Propaganda

The ordeal of Robert Sherwood began last week. The tall, thin, solemn playwright (Reunion in Vienna, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, etc.) made his first request to Congress for money ($26,000,000) to carry on the foreign propaganda work of his Overseas Branch of the Office of War Information. Members of the House appropriations subcommittee wanted to know what had been accomplished with the money (from the President's emergency fund) he had spent so far.

Before Pearl Harbor Sherwood began to assemble his branch under the auspices of the Coordinator of Information, Colonel William J. ("Wild Bill") Dorfovan. Last June the organization was transferred...

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