The Press: Tass at Work

As press secretary to Australia's Labor Party leader, Herbert V. Evatt. young (26) ex-Reporter Fergan O'Sullivan achieved public and private recognition on the same day two months ago. In public, Australian newsmen voted to give him a silver mug for his help to the press during the Labor Party's unsuccessful election campaign this spring. In private, the government subpoenaed him to appear before an Australian royal commission investigating Soviet espionage.

The commission had become interested in O'Sullivan after Vladimir Petrov, a Russian embassy secretary in Canberra, surrendered to Australian authorities and began...

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