From 16 nations there converged upon Cassel, Germany, last week, furtive delegates to an ominous convention. Most entered Germany on forged passports. All were agents of the Third International: the Communist bureau at Moscow devoted to fomenting "The World Revolution of The World Proletariat" (TIME, Jan. 30). As the delegates filtered into Cassel, several were recognized by the German secret police. Shrewd, the police officials allowed the convention of professional seditionists to proceed in apparent deadly secrecy but contrived to overhear all that passed by means of dictaphones.

Presiding and directly representing the Third International sat Comrade Rykov, said to...

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