Like many another guest at the Red Army Day party in Moscow, U.S. Embassy Clerk Waldo Ruess (rhymes with U.S.) of Hollywood was feeling no pain. Some time during the evening his eye lit on a lovely actress from the State Theater and he asked to drive her home. The girl accepted, but before they had gone far she had a change of heart and jumped out of his car, yelling for help. As a cop or two ran up, Clerk Ruess sighed at the wonder of woman and drove off to bed.

That was last February. In March U.S....

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