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...