OPINION

March 24-25, 1953.

KHRUSHCHEV TO THE FORE: Paris, 23 – Paris radio today broadcast the following report: «According to news bulletins arriving in Paris, the race to succeed the late Premier Joseph Stalin, the Soviet leader who died recently, is not yet over and no one at this time is in a position to know whether the new secretary-general of the Soviet Union’s Communist party, Mr Nikita Khrushchev, is an instrument of Prime Minister Georgi Malenkov, the leader of the Soviet secret police, Lavrenti Beria, or the diplomat Vyacheslav Molotov. McCARTHYISM AND GREEK SHIPOWNERS: New York, 23 – (From our correspondent A.A. Antonakakis) The morning newspaper New York Daily News, which has a large circulation, published an article in its Sunday edition (March 22) referring to Greek shipowners who have been using the flag of the Greek Merchant Navy to ship goods to communist countries. One of these shipowners, Mr Stavros Livanos, a resident of New York, has been summoned to testify before the Senate committee headed by Senator Joseph McCarthy, who, as everyone knows, is investigating cases in which foreign ships have allegedly been used to serve the communists (…). Mr Livanos is charged with supplying Chinese communists via his liberty ship Aliakmon and five more of his ships.