The restless urge to seek a new life in a new land seemed to be catching.

One day last week, a thin, 45-year-old Negro walked into the U.S. consulate in Prague. He dropped his passport (No. 206,501) on the reception desk, wheeled abruptly and left the building. Attached to the passport was a letter. It read: "I, James Miller Robinson . . . renounce my citizenship to the United States of America." Defiantly, Robinson later told reporters : "I'd rather die than go home and shine shoes."

When he was last at home on Long Island, blond, blue-eyed Dan McCarthy couldn't forget...

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