The Acting Secretary of State to the Chargé in Liberia (Wharton)
54. For McBride. Please telegraph what measures can in your opinion be taken to exercise censorship in Liberia regarding present [Page 369] and future plans and operations of American forces, including particularly activities at the airport. War Department understands that Associated Press maintains a correspondent in Monrovia, believed to be the wife of a Firestone employee.
You may in your discretion discuss this subject with President Barclay.