Hamilton Evening Journal: Wednesday, November 12, 1930 Hamilton, Ohio: Front page
London, Nov. 12.–Soviet indictments of eight prominent Russians for alleged counter-revolutionary plotting with British and French government figures were believed to be a form of domestic propaganda, not to be taken seriously abroad.
Mild amusement was the reaction in authoritative London circles. Sir Henry Deterding, international oil leader. who was one of the men accused by the Moscow prosecutor, N. V. Krylenko of plotting the overthrow of the Moscow regime, laughed outright.