The Press: Cops in the Lobby

Just before midnight, two policemen walked into Teheran's Park Hotel last week looking for Sefton Delmer, crack foreign correspondent for the London Daily Express. They were not sure of his looks, though to other correspondents in Iran Delmer's rotund, 250-lb figure and flamboyant air were as well known as stories about his big expense accounts. When Delmer lumbered in from filing a dispatch on the oil crisis, one policeman asked: "Are you Mr. Sefton?" Snapped Delmer: "No, and if you have any business with me, you'd better make sure I'm the right man."

While the cops trudged off to check up, Delmer...

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