OPINION

July 1-4, 1957

OUSTING IN THE USSR: London, July 3 – Moscow radio announced the astonishing news this evening of a split within the Russian leadership. Vyacheslav Molotov, Georgy Malenkov and Lazar Kaganovich have been denounced and removed from the leadership of the Russian Communist Party… The reasons given for the removal of the four indicate they opposed the implementation of decisions made at the 20th Congress of the Russian Communist Party. ATHENS CONCERT HALL: A law has been passed granting a large area of the former site of the army infantry barracks to the Society of the Friends of Music. CRISIS IN CHINA: London, June 29 – Communist China is in deep political and economic crisis. Even in Peking, the seat of the Communist government of China, there have been reports of violent anti-Communist demonstrations, as well as in other parts of China. Meanwhile in the province of Shantung, members of a group plotting to murder Communists have been arrested. In addition, according to several other unconfirmed reports, anti-Communist demonstrations have also been staged in many parts of provincial China.