National Affairs: Secretary of Propaganda

The assertion is put forward in the Socialist press that Secretary of State Hughes uses, or rather misuses, his office for propaganda purposes. Two specific charges are made:

1) That in explaining the closing of the American consulate at Vladivostok he gave as a reason that the Soviet Government had confiscated property of the General Electric Co. and the International Harvester Co., worth $300,000. It is said that the goods were seized because of unpaid import duties.

2) That he sent telegrams on behalf of "the international bankers" to clergymen asking them to...

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