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Democracy Safe in America, Benes Holds on Leaving for Europe

The conviction that democracy was secure in the United States was expressed today by Dr. Eduard Benes, former president of Czechoslovakia, as he left to return to Europe after a stay in this country of five months.

“This,” Dr. Benes declared, “I attribute to the American press. The American foreign correspondents are doing an excellent job in objective, accurate reporting, and especially is this true of those correspondents with the major news services.”

Dr. Benes said the Czech people would never fight “for any dictatorial power, and in case of war will use every possible means to get their freedom again.