RADICALS: Forgery?

When Secretary of State Hughes declined overtures for recognition from the Soviet Government (TIME, Dec. 31), he published as justification an appeal for armed organization by the Third Internationale to the Workers' Party of America. Thereupon certain Senators charged that there was no connection between the Third Internationale and the Soviet Government, and the bearded leader of the Senate Republicans promised to undertake an investigation. Thereupon other whiskered gentry in far off Russia took up the hue with shouts of "forgery." Thus was the battle of the beavers begun.

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