International: Pistol-Packing Pole

"The inveterate suspicion with which the Russians regarded foreigners was shown by some remarkable incidents during Molotov's stay in Chequers. On arrival they had asked at once for keys to all the bedrooms . . . Thereafter our guests always kept their doors locked. When the staff at Chequers succeeded in getting in to make the beds, they were disturbed to find pistols under the pillows ..."

—Winston Churchill, describing Molotov's wartime visit to England.

In Manhattan last week, ten years later, Stanislaw Skrzeszewski, representing Red Poland at the General Assembly, rose early and...

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