Andrei Gromyko, who had been holed up on Park Avenue all winter, got a summer place for the last few months of his U.S. stay. Gromyko & family (wife and two children) moved into a 30-room villa on Long Island.
Opera's Lauritz Melchior, in Berlin on a song tour, asked the Russians please to give him back the antique silver he had stored there during the war. (The Russians, said he, had taken it over from the Danish consul.) Tenor Melchior seemed to be out 200 pounds of silver. "The Russians," he reported presently, "pulled our noses."
John Masefield was without a...