RUSSIA: Spoons, Knives, Forks

Recently at a Soviet banquet British Ambassador Sir Esmond Ovey noticed with a start that his fork bore the coat of arms of Great Britain, had presumably been stolen from the pre-Revolution British Embassy at Petrograd (TIME. May 11).

Suave, Sir Esmond made no protest at the banquet. Resolute, he exerted quiet pressure later. Last week in the British House of Commons Capt. Victor Cazalet, Oxonian, M. P. who greatly admires money, popped this question:

"Will the Government state how much silver plate belonging to the British Embassy in Russia remains to be...

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