Newsmen Stone, Alsop Clash On America's Russian Policy

Speakers Differ Over Causes of Tension

I. F. Stone, Washington correspondent for PM and "sometime columnist" for The Nation and Joseph W. Alsop '32, New York Herald Tribune writer, last night converged on the Marshall Plan from two different angles, roughed it around, and finally designated it as the only possible solution for world tension.

The battle between the two men was staged by the Law School Forum in Rindge Tech auditorium. Part of the discussion was broadcast over WHDH.

Both speakers looked askance at the announced title of their debate: "Must We Stop Russia," and then, without answering the question, proceeded to delineate how and why the United States must block the U.S.S.R.

'U. S. Threatens Russia'

"We stand with guns loaded on the border of Soviet Russia, in Iran, in China, and in Greece, and our ships control its water outlets to the Pacific and Mediterranean. We are forcing the Russians to fight," Stone said. He proposed that we block communism by building up European economy and assuming a more objective view of the world's "growing pains as it gains stature in unity."


The crux of Alsop's proposition for world peace was power politics. "We have power, economic and technological strength more gigantic than our eastern adversary," he claimed, and advocated hog-tying Russia's expansion policy by securing the friendship and economic control of her neighbors by means of the Marshall Plan.