1932 NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
the previous August in 1931, Gareth and Jack Heinz II, had already seen
first-hand 'starving-peasants' and listened to their tales of malnutrition
and the failures of Collectivisation (See Jack Heinz's 'Diary' above for
evidence). Gareth decided to incorporate these diary observations along
with recently received reports from Izvestia into two newspaper articles,
in an attempt to publicise his fears of an inevitable famine.
series of articles was entitled: "Will There be Soup?" and
were published by The Western Mail, Cardiff, Wales, on the 15th
& 17th October 1932:
Dreads the Coming Winter. 15 October 1932.
is what I heard from the mouths of peasants in many parts of Russia.
“Why should we work?” they asked, “When our land and cow have
been taken away from us. Give us our land back.” Therefore
they do not cultivate the land so thoroughly. "
Famished Under the Five-Year Plan. 17 October 1932.
is no wonder that the chief organ of the Soviet Government contains
news of the shortage of the harvest, that it reports that the grain
collections in Ukraine where there has also been a drought."
comparison, Walter Duranty wrote an article entitled: "The
Crisis in the the Socialisation of Agriculture"
in which he admitted that the: "...Five-Year
Plan, has run against an unexpected obstacle— the great and growing food
shortage in town and country alike."
But within the same article also stated: " There
is no famine or actual starvation, nor is there likely to be."