26 MAY 1939, Page 6

When I referred three weeks ago to the remarkable dis-

closures regarding Russia's internal and foreign policy in a series of articles in the Saturday Evening Post by a General Krivitsky, who claimed to have been chief of the Soviet Military Intelligence in Western Europe from 1935 to 1937, I observed that "all this may be considered sense or non- sense, according to the estimate put on the writer's reliability." The caveat appears to have been prudent, for the American journal, The New Masses, alleges that the sub- stance of the articles—which have created some talk in this country—was supplied by an Austrian living in Paris and that they were " ghost-written " by a well-known American anti-Soviet journalist. I can only give the statement for what it may be worth. It is fair to say that the Saturday Evening Post is not usually negligent regarding the credentials of its authors.