BELGIUM: Smearism

Belgium's Fascist party, the Rexists, led by Léon Degrelle, frankly resorts to burglary and theft to obtain private papers with which to smear its opponents. Such tactics drove from office Premier Paul van Zeeland, although he later vindicated himself in the Belgian Parliament. By last week Rexists had turned their attention to Minister of Health Arthur Wauters.

With the aid of two letters they tried to prove that Minister Wauters was guilty of selling military planes and munitions to Spanish Leftists despite Belgian adherence to the Non-intervention Committee. Admittedly the two letters had been stolen from M....