BRAZIL: Help Wanted

To nobody's surprise, greying Roberto Cochrane Simonsen joined his fellow Senators last week in voting to oust Communists from public office.* An influential member of anti-Communist President Dutra's party, he barely won his seat last January over Communist Candido Portinari, Brazil's greatest painter. His own anti-Red views are well known. Besides, Industrialist-Economist Simonsen is a top-rank spokesman for São Paulo's bustling industry, and Communists are bad for business.

The Critic. Not so predictable was Simonsen's criticism last fortnight of the Marshall Plan. But he was being consistent. The Marshall Plan, he fears, will be bad for Brazilian business as well...

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