RUSSIA: Sociable Call

Moscow's telephone operators learned one way to talk to Molotov: pick up a phone in Iowa, U.S.A., and call him up. Jovial Smoky Schroeder, a 200-pound Iowa railway fireman, gave more details.

Once Smoky tried to telephone Chiang Kaishek; on another occasion he tried to talk to Manuel Avila Camacho, then President of Mexico. Last week Smoky got the urge again, picked up the phone in his Oelwein, Iowa hotel, and said: "Get me the Kremlin in Moscow." Four hours later, on a line which crackled and buzzed, he was put through to...

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