THE NATIONS: New Booster

Old Joe Stalin, Communist, suddenly sounded for all the world like Old George Babbitt, Hustler.

Steaks & Chambermaids. "Russia is a wonderful place," chirped Jack Stanley, general secretary of Britain's Constructional Engineering Union. No Communist, he was just back in Britain from the Moscow Economic Conference (TIME, April 14). "Of course I only got to see 30 miles of it around Moscow, but what I saw impressed me tremendously. Yes, tremendously. They put us up in the new Hotel Sovietskaya, the finest hotel I've ever seen—better than anything in Britain. All I had to do was ring the buzzer,...

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