FOREIGN RELATIONS: The Shark at Bay

Manhattan ship news reporters generally are as adept at prying information out of incoming celebrities as the pilotfish is in deriving sustenance from the shark. Last week these bay-roving reporters latched on to a big one. They got some food for thought but remarkably little nourishment.

The big one was slender Alexander Semenovich Panyushkin, 42, Soviet Russia's new ambassador to the U.S. (TIME, Nov. 3). Ambassador Panyushkin was one of 1,164 passengers aboard the luxury Cunarder Mauretania. As far as the newsmen were concerned he might have been the only one.

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