NEW YORK: Top Hat, Beauties & Beer

As mayor of one of the world's most polyglot cities, New York's Robert F. Wagner decided it would be a good idea —and possibly good politics—to make a brisk good-will tour of some of the mother countries of his constituents. Most of the homelands were happy to have him (all but France agreed to foot his expenses), and early this month the hail-fellow mayor and his blonde wife were off. By last week the Wagners were the most talked-about Americans abroad, from Dublin to Tel Aviv.

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