National Affairs: Esau's Hands

Russia's puppet press went too far. After one look at the article in which a Soviet newsman compared President Harry Truman to Adolf Hitler, the U.S. State Department took a hand. In Moscow; Ambassador Walter Bedell Smith presented a stiff protest to the Russian foreign office: "I cannot recall that Dr. Goebbels, of unsavory memory . . . ever stooped to greater ridicule and vituperation. ... I would never have believed that a Soviet writer.would permit himself, or be permitted, to draw an analogy between the President of the U.S. and our recent common enemy."

In a you're-another reply, Foreign Minister Molotov...

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