The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 30, 1955 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 80, 188B BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAOB THRBK Public Is Confused On Formosa Issue; Will Reds Attack? By JAMES MARLOW AfiMHiluted Fresc New« Analynt WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the biggest stories of the past few days — that the Red Chinese would, and wouldn't, attack in the Formosa Strait by mid-April — must have left a lot of newspaper readers bewildered. The stories not only appeared losible, unless Inter identified, lor contradict each other but in neither story, as it first broke, could the individual doing the talking be named. -In both cases the men doing the talking held high official positions. Both, but separately, did their talking at off-the-record dinners with newsmen. Both spoke with the understanding they would not be named in news stories. This agreement applied only to the newsmen (it the dinners. Others not there were free, if they could find out after the first tsories appeared, to identify the dinner speakers. That has happened before in Washington. It happened this time. Adm. Robert Carney, chief of naval operations, spoke at the first dinner Thursday night and stories were printed Saturday. Hagerty Did Talking- James C. Hagerty, President Eisenhower's press secretary, has been named by the New York Post and the New York Daily News as the one who did the talking nt the second dinner Monday night. Stories coming out of the Carney dinner said the government believed Red China would begin its campaign to capture, the Matsu and Quemoy islands by the middle of April. Stories from the second dinner, appearing Tuesday, said Eisenhower himself did not believe Red China is prepared to start any major fighting in the Formoaan area in the weeks immediately ahead. This threw doWn the Carney story. These off - the - record dinners have become a kind of Washington Institution among a limited num- 1 her of newsmen who invite public officials to dine with them and talk without fear of being quoted directly or too closely identified. Such dinners were held in the Truman administration too. "Authoritative Source" Sometimes the speakers are mentioned behind the mask of an "authoritative source" or a "high-1 ly placed government official"-or i ( a "high military authority." Some- j times the writer leave.s all that j out and says what he says on his I own. i The dinners are held with the idea that in this way newsmen can get out to the public information which government officials j would not provide if the origin of j it could be traced directly back j to them. • That's the theory. Whether the i net effect is good or bad is debatable . The newsmen attending these j dinners are giving tin official a \ blank check to say what he pleases without fear of being held rcspon-. _ | U.S. Files Claim j Against Czechs THE HAGUE, Netherlands MV-| The United States yesterday filed i a World Court claim for damages ; against Czechoslovakia for shooting ' down a U.S. jet fighter two years . ago. ! The U. S. government, asknd j $271,394 indemnity for loss of the | plane, a F84 Th under jeL Tt was; shot down near the \V>st German- r Czechoslovak border Marnh 10. 1953. i The plane's pilot. U. Warren G. [ Brown of Henderson, Colo., para- i chutnd to safety. \ what he wants to put across. And what he wants to put across may sometimes be, without the newsmen realizing It, a personal or .special point of view. Or he may want to grind an ax for the administration in office. In short, newsmen can be used to funnel out "planted" stories. 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