Foreign News: Searchlight Backward

A blanket decree signed by Dictator Joseph Stalin last week ordered corrected some abuses typical in Soviet collective farming which have been fully described by Soviet officials who have fled Russia, have never been mentioned by dispatches from Moscow. Promptly the New York Times, which has been growing more & more aroused at the difficulty of getting straight news out of the Soviet Union, editorialized last week: "Once more the outside world learns what has been happening in Russia only when a Government decree stops or reverses a Government policy. The present edict...

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