Massachusetts' stolid, solid Senator Leverett Saltonstall smelled something fishy last week, and it was not Boston cod.

The Senator sat down and wrote to the National Council of American-Soviet Friendship: "The Council ... has been taking positions on matters of policy affecting our Government's relation with the Government of Russia. ... I became a sponsor of the American-Soviet Friendship during the war. ... As you know, I have never been consulted by your officers or executive committee on any position that your organization has taken. . . . Please withdraw my name."

Chairman of American-Soviet Friendship is Rev. William Howard...

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