Foreign News: In an Organized Manner

Two days before the vote came the note. It was handed to Premier Kimon Georgieff, head of Bulgaria's Communist-dominated Fatherland Front, by U.S. Diplomatic Representative Maynard Barnes; its warning was based on the findings of Presidential Investigator Mark F. Etheridge.

The note charged that Bulgarian election arrangements were not democratic; only a single, exclusive slate of candidates was running; the popular will was restricted by threats. Hence the election would not induce U.S. recognition of Bulgaria's Government.

The election was held anyway. From the sidelines Opposition Leader General Nikola Petkoff urged all good Bulgars...

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