RADICALS: Sincere Friends

In fine May Day spirits (see FOREIGN NEWS) Moscow's Pravda crowed: "Ardent sympathies toward the Soviet Union are alive and growing in the hearts of millions of workers abroad." To celebrate the occasion, it passed out nosegays to its "sincere friends" in the U.S.

High on the thank-you list were the stern critics of U.S. foreign policy: Florida's Senator Claude Pepper, who wanted to scuttle the Greek-Turkish loan; barnstorming Henry Wallace, who wanted to substitute a loan for Russia; and Biographer Elliott (As He Saw It) Roosevelt.

Other bouquets went to the...

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