POLAND: Static

For two years Polish squatters have refused to budge from the two top floors of the building officially set aside for the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. Offers of 150,000 zlotys ($1,500) per family have failed to move them. Meanwhile, the U.S. Ambassador has had to live in the dumpy, third-rate Hotel Polonia.

Last week the new U.S. Ambassador, Stanton Griffis, a former businessman and captain on the U.S. General Staff during the World War I, decided to try undiplomatic tactics. In an upper room of the Embassy, he installed two short-wave radios,...

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