CZECHOSLOVAKIA: The Mixture as Before

Last week Communist action in Czechoslovakia clicked into the same tragic, repetitive pattern the world had seen in Hungary, Bulgaria, Rumania. It began to unfold a fortnight ago when bombs, disguised as perfume boxes, were mailed to Czechoslovakia's Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk, currently his country's U.N. delegate, to President Eduard Benes and others. Curiously enough, the bombs were intercepted without so much as a pop. Communists claimed that Benes and Masaryk had mailed the bombs to themselves. Others shrugged them off as a crank's prank.

But not Slovakia's Communist-directed Commissioner of Interior Mikulas Ferjencik. He smelled a conspiracy, and began...

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