•After two days
‘tramping’ along the track, according to one of Gareth’s 1935 American syndicated articles
for Randolph Hearst, his trek came to an abrupt end:
•“It happened in a small station, where I was
talking with a group
of peasants: “We are dying,” they wailed and poured out the old story of their woes. A red-faced, well-fed
OGPU policeman in
uniform approached us and stood listening for a few moments.