THE NATION: The Unwelcome Guest

If communications aboard the Russian passenger liner Baltika were any good at all, its top passenger, Nikita Khrushchev, and his assorted satellite satraps last week had something new to chew over. As Baltika cruised toward New York harbor, the U.S. State Department handed a coolly worded memorandum to the Soviets' U.N. delegation, advising the Russians that Khrushchev—who had invited him self to the U.S. to appear before the General Assembly—should not make any plans to leave the island of Manhattan, and should find some place to house himself as close to the U.N. headquarters as possible.

"The question of assuring...

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