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Anna marked it as to-read Mar 01, Jason marked it as to-read Jan 07, It handled, also, the voluntary censorship of still and motion pictures in order that there might be no disclosure of information valuable to the enemy. Don’t have a Kindle? It was not that I denied the need of some sort of censorship, but deep in my heart was the feeling that the desired results could be obtained without paying the price that a formal law would have demanded.

The approval of the world meant the steady flow of inspiration into the trenches; it meant the strengthened resolve and the renewed determination of the civilian population that is a nation’s second line.

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A splendid, helpful minority caught the idea and held to it, but the majority gave themselves over to exasperation and antagonism, rebelling continuously against even the appearance of restraint.

They missed them all, but it was close squeaking all right. Never at any time was it possible to persuade the whole body of Washington correspondents to think of the voluntary censorship in terms of human life and na- tional hopes. Others looked after the specialized needs of the labor press, the religious press, and the periodical press. America got his information were aware adveetised the fact that the Secretary had given out a statement.

Three days later Mr. Even without this news the tension was extreme and there was not a heart in any department in Washington that did not wait in sick impatience. Over two hundred thousand of the latter were issued at cost.

One of his dignified activities was to send to Denver for a thorough investigation of my “past. Lansing read as follows: Fordney refused to retract his falsehoods and continued them at every opportunity. Late in the afternoon of July 3d the navy received the flash that announced the safe arrival of the last group, and the correspondents were told on the instant. Likewise we supplied pamphlets for translation and distribution, and sent speakers, selected in the United States from among our foreign-born, to lect- ure in the universities and schools, or else to go about among the farmers, to the labor unions, to the mer- chants, etc.


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This is undoubtedly the submarine which attacked the E on June 25th, miles north of the Azores, and sank the F and G on the 29th of June, miles from Terceira Azores. Our investigation instantly proved the utter falsity of the whole rigmarole. They are not certain, though, which one it was, as the ships were not in line then and more or less scattered. Baker, Secretary of War, at a dinner given to Mr. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: At the end of an hour, when the questions were getting fewer and weaker, and when fatigue had howw me of mental quickness, some fool asked what I thought about the “heart of Congress.

There was more than oil came up. What gave a touch of malignancy to the whole affair was that reports fully corroborating Secretary Daniels’s statement were regularly georrge in from independent sources.

They go to the press of the United States directly from the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy and represent the thought and advice of their technical advisers.

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Boolean terms must be in uppercase. They put a smoke screen around the transports and went out after the “subs. The fantastic legend that associated gags and muzzles with its work may be likened only to those trees which are evolved out of the air by Hindu magicians and which rise, grow, and flourish in gay disregard of such usual necessities as roots, sap, and sustenance. Jan 07, Richard Kearney marked it as to-read.

Nothing, it seemed to me, was more dangerous, for people did not need less criticism in tune of war, but more. The swift rush of our war progress, the tremendous resources of the United States, the Acts of Congress, our official deeds and utterances, the laws that showed our devotion to justice, instances of our en- thusiasm and unity all were put on the wireless for the information of the world, Teheran and Tokio getting them as completely as Paris or Rome or London or Madrid.


The Navy Depart- ment was not informed officially, and when queried by the press asked that the news be withheld until an explanation could asvertised gained from the New York authorities. In order to make assur- ance doubly sure, he asked me for specific information, and in my letter of reply I finished by saying that Mr.

The Committee is of the opinion that the more full the interally discussion of their mutual problems the better. The services of the caption- writer were dispensed with, and orders given that all future pictures should be released with no more descriptive matter than the bare titles supplied by the Signal Corps.

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Censorship laws, too, even though they protest that the protection of military secrets is their one original object, have a way of slipping over into the field of opinion, for arbitrary power grows by what it feeds on. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. It is plain this ought not to be made public. I was asleep in the chart-house at the time. And only the four charges! The volume of informa- tion that went out from our shores was small, and, what was worse, it was concerned only with the violent and unusual in our national life.

It is this condition that puts a premium on blackguardism and places public servants at the mercy of reckless attack.

I am of the opinion that, whatever his opinions may have been or may be now, so far as his activities in connection with this work are concerned, they have been, in the main, judicious, and that the work has been carried on for the most part in a business- like, thoroughgoing, effective, and patriotic way. This condition of chaos endured for weeks for it was not until August 21st that the President found power to turn the records of the Committee over to the Council of National Defense and it is only to-day that a final accounting to the people is able to be made.

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