RUSSIA: Moral Ascendancy

U. S. Ambassador to Russia Joseph E. Davies, before leaving the U. S. last week for Moscow, where he will say good-by to Bolsheviks prior to becoming Ambassador to Belgium, dropped around to the Soviet Embassy in Washington, strongly remonstrated about the case of famed Ruth Marie Rubens (TIME, Feb. 7, et ante). Mr. Davies advised Soviet Ambassador Alexander Troyanovsky that U. S. relations with the U. S. S. R. would become unduly strained if jailed U. S. Citizen Rubens, arrested in Moscow on the night of December 9 in the Intourist Hotel...

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