RUSSIA: Introducing the Gardenia

Into the news of Moscow strutted last week a sleek U. S. citizen with a gardenia.

Isvestia, official daily, explained that this man used to be "the hireling of capitalist traders," namely Wanamaker's Department Store, and is now "the bourgeois counter-revolutionary Police Commissioner of New York City."

Soviet barbs were thus hurled at Commissioner Grover Aloysius Whalen because last week in Manhattan he announced that he will put down any violent celebration of May Day by Reds. "If there's going to be any Queen of the May...