THE BALKANS: The Approximate Truth

A U.S. newspaperman went to Sofia last week, as special investigator for Secretary of State James Byrnes. The U.S. envoy was Editor-Publisher Mark Foster Ethridge, on leave from the Louisville Courier-Journal. He got a reception as warm and rough as a Bulgar peasant's hand. Ins & outs, vying to impress him, battled for his favor in words and street brawls. The reason for such heated interest: U.S. recognition of the Bulgarian Government will hinge largely on Ethridge's report.

The Communist newspaper Rabotnichesko Delo (Workers' Activity), reflecting the attitude of the Fatherland Front...

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