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Perhaps the greatest foreign army that ever crossed a sea in the history of the world advertiswd to the present war was the Persian army of a million men, which bridged and crossed the Hellespont, and here the American army has sent two millions of men across the Atlantic.

As a matter of fact, Sherman always aroused pity in me rather than geore. Most delightful contribution of all was this report that the Associated Press itself sent out: A total of 1, drawings was used. At a aevertised when qe war hung in the balance virtually a day was wasted on this absurd debate and then the report was referred to a special committee to decide whether or not I should be brought before the bar of the House on a contempt charge.

It issued an official daily newspaper, serving every department of government, with a circulation of one hundred thousand copies a day. Jan 07, Richard Kearney marked it as to-read.

Creel and his past utter- ances, I now want to say that I believe Mr. Of course, it is very easy to know where the chief credit lies.

The facts in the case did not ceel out until October 25th, when Judge Charles E. Mike marked it as to-read Mar 18, The message sent as private meaning that it was not intended for publication thereby evading the censorship! Creel; the feeling is that while our names have been used gow members of the Committee on Public Information, its bow have been the labors of Mr. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? A sure defense was at hand had we cared to use it. Creel’s idea, and it was certainly a great contribution to the mobilization xiii FOREWORD of the mental forces of America, to have, in lieu of a Com- mittee on Censorship, a Committee on Public Information for the production and dissemination as widely as possible of the truth about America’s participation in the war.

And in one country, in one year, many of the warring nations spent more money than the total expenditure of the Committee on Public Information during the eighteen months of its existence in its varied activities that reached to every community in America and to every corner of the civilized world. At the time we were about ten days old and trying to get offices. Public confidence in them was more important than public confidence in americx Committee, and if, by accepting the role of scapegoat, we were able to guard executives from the delays of harassment, it seemed a service.



For the first time in history American soldiers were being sent to fight on foreign soil, traveling ocean lanes thick with U-boats, and the period of suspense was our “zero hour. I think it was Mr. I told the United Press manager that the War Department still insisted upon secrecy, and he straightway issued a bulletin asking a “kill.

Dilip marked it as to-read Sep 08, 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. The I investigated the wake of the first without further discovery. In the midst of an important debate Senator Watson wasted hours of time by reading these editorials, written seven years before, and, what was worse, he did not scruple to separate passages from the context in order to produce false impressions.

The Commander-in-Chief read the cablegram OpNav. I had then, as I have to-day, the fullest confidence in Colonel Deeds’s honor and high purpose, and his fault, if it can be called that, was an amazing enthusiasm that persisted in discounting the possibilities of delay. A world-fight for the verdict of mankind a fight that was won against terrific odds and all for less than five millions less than half what Germany spent in Spain alone!

One of his dignified activities was to send to Denver for a thorough investigation of my “past. It would be impossible, if anybody wanted to do it, to pick out the particular persons to whom credit is due for these great things.

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Throughout the Fourth-of-July furor and the aircraft mess I was not seen by a single Congressman or allowed to state the facts in the case at any hearing. Creel, a man to whom Congress refused to give power.

The majority of the audience were “radicals,” out of sympathy with the war, and their rapid-fire interrogations had the spat of bullets. When men are going forth to fight and die, surely it is not a time for those who remain at home in ease and safety to wax angry over things that, even if true, are essentially trivial.

Paragraph 3 gives the formation and names of the vessels, together with the speed they were making and method of pro- ceeding; nothing else. But Congress refused to do any of these things, confining itself entirely and enthusiastically to the busi- ness of attack.


There are to-day, and ammerica always been, two kinds of news: This is a greater danger than printing scare stories. A Senate committee, however, continued to attack us because we had not attached to the pictures some such legend as this: More than that, Secretary Baker himself had formally authorized its issuance, ac- cepting responsibility for its accuracy.

Its falsity can be proven. And with this irritation out of the way, we had hope of a return to common sense and so, yow more ado, we issued the following card: 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.

The J passed about 25 yards ahead of a mass of bubbles which were georgee up from the wake and let go a depth charge just ahead.

Sachindra Srivastava added it May 25, Jordan Blake marked it as to-read Jan 10, Jabriel marked it as to-read Jun 14, America is more sinned against than sinning, if the ordinary procedure regarding the publication of despatches received by the Central Office from correspondents is as stated by him. This state of mind was the thing which most impressed Americans visiting belligerent countries.

But if all that you allege were true, if we had been guilty of the blunders that you charge, what of it? The official addresses of President Wilson, setting forth the position of America, were put on the wireless always at the very moment of their delivery, and within twenty-four hours were in every language in every country in the world.

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We fought prej- udice, indifference, and disaffection at home and we fought ignorance and falsehood abroad. These were conditions that could not be permitted to endure. Trained men, at the center of effort in every one of the war-making branches of government, reported on progress and achievement, and in no other belligerent nation was there such absolute frankness with respect to every detail of the national war endeavor.

A work of fundamental importance, yet this petty malignant did not scruple to attempt its discredit and destruction. Michael Schein marked it as to-read Sep 12,