In the US, hungry presses and anxious ears await our actions. Today,
far-reaching coverage of war in the southwest Pacific is given by:
|press associations |
All making use of existing congested communications channels.
Communication facilities from forward points are alive with vital
messages; News is vital, too -- But it must take second place to operations.
WHY NOT find the best possible means of
slamming the hot news the spot news
straight to the U.S.?
Needed would be:
|Power - enough to hold a solid speech circuit to Frisco |
|Mobility - there are not stalemates in this theater |
|Facilities - broadcasts high speed press dispatches. |
The answer is obvious... A SHIP!
She's called the CSN-1. Beneath this business-like title are the words
"Communications Ship - News" -- conceived and built by the signal corps for
service to the nation.
|185 feet long |
|all steel |
On board the CSN-1 are:
|Powerful transmitters |
|Complete broadcast studio facilities |
|Radio teletype facilities |
|Diesl-electric generators |
|Personnel for operation and maintenance |
|Plus a radiotelephone link to shore |
Every facility for complete and independent operation is provided, even to
an office for the censor. Nothing tied to shore. Able to steam forward in the wake of our
victorious amphibian thrusts.
This means of direct, rapid coverage will keep SWPA in the news. After
all, this is not a private war.
War correspondents with battle-fresh impressions may speak direct into
American homes. Minutes-old dispatches will make the early-morning editions in California
-- be on the streets of Manhattan at noon.
CNS An indispensable tool
Forged by the Signal Corps, used by the fourth estate, in the service of