POLAND: New Boiling Point

Just before he flew back from Moscow to London (TIME, Aug. 14), Premier Mikolajczyk asked correspondents if they could tell him who one of the negotiators from Chelm was: a man named Boleslaw Berut. Mikolajczyk had never heard of Berut before. Last week the Lublin government announced that the practically unknown Communist was now President of Poland. His appointment disregarded the fact that Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz has been President in Exile of Poland since October 1939. It also raised the Polish problem to a new boiling point. Plainly Moscow had decided that it was time for the Lublin Poles to...

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