"Another surge forward" for Czechoslovakia was predicted last night by Vaclav E. Benes '50, nephew of Dr. Edouard Benes, Czech President.
Commenting on the New Lecture Hall speech of Jan Masaryk, Benes hailed the diplomat's report of his nation's post-war vigor as a "sign of the continuous striving for progress" which he said has characterized the republic since its rebirth in 1919.
Masaryk's statement that Czechoslovakia's "swing to the left" had run itself out was endorsed by Benes. The nation is "against Communism" he said, adding that some "rotten democracies" are equally unpopular. "Our policy is to take the best from everything we see around us' and has enabled Czechoslovakia to combine individual liberty with a planned economy and assure everyone economic and social freedom, he stated.