POLICIES & PRINCIPLES: The Yaltese Cross

"Vice," said Virgil, "is nourished and kept alive by concealment." Last week Yalta's guiltily prolonged secrecy continued to nourish distrust and disquiet among the nations.

Twelve days after Jimmy Byrnes published what he vowed was Yalta's last secret agreement, New York Times Correspondent Herbert L. Matthews got on the trail of what he thought was another one in Rome. He said "an unimpeachable source" had seen the text of a secret agreement by which Roosevelt and Churchill had committed the U.S. and Britain to repatriate by force all those who did not want to return to their former homes in...

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