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Your signed article on censorship, “What We, and You, Are Up Against,” is written so fairly, and in such evident honesty of purpose, that I feel sure you will be glad to have me inform you with respect to its various inaccuracies. Mike marked it as to-read Mar 18, Sep 27, AskHistorians added it Shelves: And they shoot a soldier for a passive act like sleeping at his post!

How we advertised America

Our minds naturally dwell chiefly upon the physical things that have been done. Its body was in Washington, but its hands reached out into the capitals of neutral countries uow FOREWORD and elsewhere; its representatives were in constant com- munication by cable and telegraph and letter with the central place here in Washington where there were gathered together men of talent and genius and comprehension, and the inspiration gekrge their appreciation of America had w go out from Washington to all of these outlying places.

Much remains to be done, and I believe the committee has not granted any too much money for this work. That the information contained in this wire was substantially as given in OpNav.

But the greatest objection to cen- soring of the news against the home population is that it has always tended to create the abuse of shielding from public criticism the dishonesty or incompetency of high officials.

It was not that any one resented criticism or inquiry or feared investiga- tion. The number of pictures reviewed averaged seven hundred a day. The heavens may fall, the earth be consumed, but the right of a Congressman to lie and defame remains inviolate. It is obviously too soon to begin to appraise either what this war means to mankind or what forces have correlated in the winning of the war, and yet our minds have been, I think, rather more occu- pied in observing the correlation of physical forces than 1 Being the informal address of Mr.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? The “subs” got busy and shot at five other boats. Penrose kept insisting that he “had the proof,” but we were never able to make.


Out of his certainty that quantity production was achieved at last, and in his eagerness to relieve the impatiences and anxieties of the public, Colonel Deeds simply failed to make sure that the machines were safely in the hold of a ship before making his announcement.

Creel, and, for myself, at least, I can say that the helpfulness has been from him advegtised me rather than in the reverse direction. Cteel one specific instance he cited was a pamphlet by a writer named Burt Etheridge Barlow. Fully 50 per cent, of the membership of the Georte and Senate are above the average in ability and conscientious purpose. Once when I had secured permission to testify before the House Com- mittee on Military Affairs, the chairman immediately gave out a statement that I had “refused to appear,” and when I duly presented myself the committee declined to hear me on the usual “closed incident” grounds.

It is therefore omitted for obvious adverised. V, United States Navy, the gunnery officer, is herewith appended. Undoubtedly for the country to adopt the censorship plan would have been to say, “Now, we must all sit still and breathe cautiously lest we rock the boat. Anna marked it as to-read Mar 01, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. My estimate of your honorable body is expressed in the pamphlet issued by the Committee on Public Information in October,under the title, First Session of ggeorge War Con- gress.

Do they sug- gest any attempt on the part of the government to curb, influence, or confine the right of criticism? I swallowed the impulse, however, and wrote as follows to Mr. I accordingly requested an interview with the Commander- in-Chief and also permission to bring with me Mr.

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As a matter of fact, the charges were not made by me, but by others, and I recited them merely in order to disapprove them. This division also conceived the idea of the “permit system,” that opened up our military and naval activities to civilian camera men, and operated it successfully.

Reed, Watson, Johnson, and other Senators with old angers to satisfy, joined in the attack and the press came in as chorus. There are many people in this room who have been in Europe since we entered this war, and nobody could possibly go to France, xii FOREWORD enter a port, and travel from any port of France to the front-line trenches without recognizing the energy and efficiency of his own nation; the strength and skill of his own fellow-countrymen; the inventive genius of America; the large capacity for industrial output of America stamped all over France.


Others looked after the specialized needs of the labor press, the religious press, and the periodical press. 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.

Treadway never produced any such evidence, nor was I given the chance to face him. One division paid particular attention to the rural press and the plate-matter service. Under the pressure of tremendous necessities an or- ganization grew that not only reached deep into every American community, but that carried to every corner of the civilized globe the full message of America’s idealism, unselfishness, and indomitable purpose.

Dilip marked it as to-read Sep 08, It planned war exhibits for the state fairs of the United States, also a great series of interallied war expositions that brought home to our millions the exact nature of the struggle that was being waged in France.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. If the gentleman will look at that statement he will find that it is simply a statement by Mr. It appears from the French report just quoted above, and from the location of the attack, that enemy submarines had been notified of our approach and were probably scouting across our route.

I remember a statement of Sir William Hamilton that there is nothing great in the world but man, and nothing great in man but mind.

It was not servants we wanted, but associates. In no degree was the Committee an agency of censorship, a machinery of concealment or repression. The Navy Department at five o’clock this afternoon received word of the safe arrival at a French port of the last contingent of General Pershing’s expeditionary force. The sailors said they were within three miles of the transports and witnessed heavy and continuous fire. I had the bridge at the time.

As a matter of course, the morning papers ignored the carefully prepared speech of an hour, and made no com- ment upon the second hour of serious questioning, but put entire emphasis upon the “slumming” remark. The services of addvertised 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.