r*«Tiro BtrnncviLLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWI WEDNESDAY, tf AY IS, 1054 Battle in the Kremlin Khrushchev Is Rising Star In Soviet; Malenkov Fading By LEON DENNEN JfEA Staff Correspondent GENEVA — (NEA) — Another falling-out among the top Red leaders is reported by satellite sources in Geneva. Chief protagonists in the renewed struggle for Stalin's vacant throne are said to be Premier Georgi Ma- lenkov and NUata S. Khrushchev. ruthless 60-year-old bois of Russia's Communist Party. Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov, presently chaperoning Red China'! Chou En-lai at the Geneva conference, ii no longer a serious contender for the late dictator's mantle, the Red sources reveal. Mblotov still holds officially the No. 2 spot in the hierarchy of Soviet rules. However, during the recent Berlin talks it became clear— u reported by this correspondent — that this humorless man whom Lenin once called the best filing clerk in Russia was waging a losing battle in the Kremlin's struggle for power. * • * Molotow Political star is now on ttie wane. In Russia and throughout the Red underworld he has been eclipsed by the younger, tougher Khrushchev. Is Nikita Khrushchev being groomed by the Russifiers — the Rus- sia-firsters— in the party and the Red Army to replace the younger and more internationalist-minded Malenkov as boss of the Soviet empire? Enough fact* are now known to permit an assessment of Khrushchev's bid for power. . The former shepherd from Kali- Bovfca has trump cards in his ruthless hands which Malenkov seems to lack. Khrushchev's political career, in. many respects, parallels that of Stalin. P IN THE RED SPOTLIGHT ON MAY DAT — Reproduced from the front page of the Russian newspaper Pravada, this photo shows how Party Secretary Nikita S. Khruschev (seventh from left, waving hat) now occupies No. 2 spot in the Soviet hierarchy, right next to Premier Georgi Malenkov (sixth from left). Flanking them are Defense Minister Nikolai A. Bulganin (fifth from left) and First Deputy Premier Lazar Kaganovich eightth from left). His rise in the par% ranks, though not spectacular, has been steady. Also like Stalin. Khrushchev is above all a narrow-minded and ruthless party wheelhorse \vho knows imtimttely the working of the Com- munist machine. As party chief Khrushchev wields vast patronage powers—powers employed effectively by Stalin in his bloody climb to absolute power. He is also reported to have the backing of the Red Army marshals and generals. According to the satellite sources, Khrushchev was the leader of the group of Russifiers that asked for the head of the non-Russian, the Georgian Lavrenti Beria, former all- powerful chief of the secret police. Another leader of the group was Marshal Gregory Zhukov. • » » The actual coup which led to Beria's execution was carried out by General Moskalenko, military commander of Moscow and Khrushchev's former henchman in the Ukraine. Faction fights behind the Iron Curtain are a deadly business. It would be unwise to forecast the final outcome. But one thing is now abundantly clear: The dramatic struggle which followed Stalin's death is still unfinished in the Kremlin. Khrushchev's star has been rising in recent weeks. In the race for the throne left vacant by the dead dictator he must be included among the favorites. * Read Courier News Classified Ads. James Stewart, Anthony Mann One of Hollywood's Top Teams By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD U%-The most successful team in the moVies? 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