Last week Andrew William Mellon again unsheathed a sharp economic sword against Soviet Russia. He forbade any lumber or any pulpwood from four great areas of North Russia to enter the U. S.

Last summer Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Seymour Lowman embargoed Russian pulpwood on the ground that it was produced by convict labor. Within a week he was forced to lift the ban for lack of evidence that pulpwood workers of U. S. S. R. were legal convicts (TIME, Aug. n).

What new evidence had convinced the Treasury that Soviet convicts worked the Soviet spruce forests, U. S. Commissioner...

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