CONFERENCES: Slav Congress

The long arm of revolutionary pan-Slavism reached into the U.S. last week and beckoned 2,000 American Slav delegates to a congress in Manhattan. In the stuffy ballroom of dingy Manhattan Center, they cheered their heroes (Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry Wallace, Claude Pepper) and hissed their villains (President Truman, James F. Byrnes, "U.S. imperialism"). Later, in Madison Square Garden, they gave a standing ovation to personal messages 'from Generalissimo Stalin, Marshal Tito, and Bulgarian Communist Georgi Dimitroff. They roared approval of Russia, UNRRA aid, Yugoslav claims to Trieste.

The U.S. paid little heed to the congress. The...

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