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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER unit NntilMUr with FM IS COMING Be your new radio can reeeln tt. Full Leased Wire Newi Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48. NO. 57 WINONA. MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL 23. 1946 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES THE ALSOPS ssians Still Acting Belligerent It.y Joseph Alsop Thn hnppy outcome of thn Italian election has dono Hltlo to lessen the extreme nervous ten skill of the pulley making groups In Washington and other friendly cay The explanation of tills and other recent, seemingly mysterious phenomena Is all too simple. Highly plarcd repi union have lately begun to threaten nnkrd nctii at aggression. A little more than u fortnight ago in Ttihpran. for example, tho ttovlot to Iran, sndehlkov, suc- cumbed what can only bn doscrlb- rd ns a calculated tantrum. Sadchl- kov wn.i almost certainly sent to the I'prslan capital In thn first Instance bpcausp his knack, for roaring out menaces was considered likely to In Umidntd tho members of the Iranian government, which he has repeat- edly tried to do, In Iho present In- stance, however, his chosen victim was a diplomatic colleiiKUe, This wholly Inoffensive Individual, whn.ifl country hail not tho remotest pnrt In the Hovlct quarrel with Iran, wns treated to It tirade calculated Kt turn any normal ambassador pen- green with horror. HAnriUKOV'S thenid was thn corne-upparien In iilorp fur the wretched who were cooper- ntlnK with the American Imperial- ists ami obstructing the glorious on- ward march of tho people's democ- racy, Kndchlkov said flatly thnt Soviet forces would shortly Invade Iran, He dwelt at somo length on the mrenifth of tho nod army now poised on tho Irnninn frontier. Ho predicted thnt tho occupation of Irnn would bo a very easy business, And hn hinted that, when Iran had bfrn successfully occupied, thoso who hnd unwisely opposed the Kremlin's wishes wuuld lenrn to regret what thry hud clone. Not cvon the diplomacy of Adolf Jlltlcr shows nny parallel lor this Incredible episode. Yet thoro -wait Knottier roughly similar episode, In- volving another Soviet diplomat whoso name cannot bo disclosed, Bhortly prior to tho rnpo of nlovivkln. This episode wns tho ex- planation of tho violent fit of norvcs in Scandinavia nncl of President Truman's nncl Socrotnry Mnrshnll's warnings of clangor to Scnnctlnnvln, which 'coincided with tho Cwjch crisis, IN T1IJS CASjT nlso, the Soviet dlplomnt Involved selected a col- not directly Implicated as tho recipient of his confidences, Ho be- Knn by predicting thnt the Installa- tion of n democrtvcy (it Prague would take place shortly, by force If necessary, Ho then expa- tiated on the sins of Scandinavia uncl pretty plainly stated thnt Nor wny nnd Denmark wnrn next after Czechoslovakia on the. Krnmlln'n list. This obviously planned Indiscre- tion began to cause the utmost alarm when thr first part of the forecast wn-s confirmed by thn tragic event.1! in Tho alarm was greatly Intensified when tho nvo to seven Soviet divisions stationed In the northern pnrt of tho Soviet German none held extensive landing maneuver1! on the Iialtlc, centering nrmmd Uratoek, which Is extremely close to Hie easterly border of Don- mnrk. Denmark nncl Norway were al- ready full of rumors of Kovlot arms, nlr-dropped by night to the com- munist underground. Tho Moscow propnenndit cnmpalKii against ttann- (llnnvln WIKI simultaneously Intensi- fied, for some days, iiet.t of overt nititresslon Denmark nnd Norway were considered serious probabilities, especially by the Danes nnd Norwegians themselves, There Is still argument about whether a real Invn.'ilon plan existed but was Abandoned nt Uie last moment. The war of nerves ngiiliisl Hcnn- fllnavla seems In have slackened for the moment and the comparatively ren.vmnble terms of the Finnish treaty have restored a measure of general culm. Hut the nuestlon still remains, how to Interpret tlic.'iu fan- tastic episodes? In the eim1 of SadehlkriVs tan- friim las In Hip cn.-.es of Norway mirl Denmark, although hero to a leiwr deism1' (in ominous buck- Ernund existed. Haclehlkov had Ills tmifrum onlv ti couple of weeks nfter the In.st of a series of Soviet threatening the I'erslun gov- rriiiii''iit. The liinl of tlirsn mites hinted broadly at oecuiuitldti of Trim tci prevent the country from fur anti-Soviet" nollvllles, And. nf course, any such naked iiKk're.sslnh as these note1! and .'indchlkov's tantrum IMICMI In fni'eeii.M, mint III the end lend Id n third wnflil war. That. In a grim prm-llciil fuel. Judge Defers Lewis Sentencing f. r iul means committee, which plnn.i o Ntart hoarlngd noon on n bill to extend thn reciprocal tratlu ngroo- nent act now duo to expire Juno 12, Keprwontatlvo Knutoon called tho Predldont'w action ndtl- IIK "I
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