CHILE: Crack Down

Fiery President Gabriel González Videla, who as senator used to throw inkwells at congressional foes, last week threw the whole desk at his onetime Communist friends. In so doing, he gave the New World's loudest answer to the Communist manifesto, issued in Poland last fortnight (see INTERNATIONAL).

When Chile elected González President last year, Communist votes gave him the margin of victory. To show his gratitude, he named three Communists to Cabinet posts. But middle-of-the-road González soon tired of playing footie with the Reds. When Communists took potshots at his administration, he...

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