EASTERN EUROPE: Enemies of the People

The U.S. made it plain last week that countries refusing to participate in the Paris conference on the Marshall approach will get no economic assistance from the U.S. Signs of a stiffer attitude toward Russia's satellites included:

¶ Cancellation of a scheduled $7,000,000 cotton loan to Hungary. Secretary Marshall pointed out that the Hungarian negotiators of the loan, in whom the U.S. had confidence, had been exiled by Hungary's Communist regime.

¶ Cancellation of $15 million in relief for Poland.

¶ A U.S. demand that Hungary apologize for arresting Stephen T. Thuransky, a naturalized American who had told Hungarians what...

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