Foreign News: Front Man's First

A sort of genial grandpa to the whole Soviet Union is stern Josef Stalin's front man, twinkly-eyed, scrubby-bearded Michail Ivanovich Kalinin, whose wife, many Russians think, resembles Mrs. Roosevelt.

President Roosevelt calls Grandpa Kalinin officially "President"' as do heads of other foreign states, but Russians call him to his face familiarly and affectionately "Michail Son-of-Ivan." One day last week U. S. correspondents in Moscow were ushered in to the first interview ever given by the Grandpa President. They found him in a blue serge suit, old brown sweater and clean white shirt perched on...

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