IMMIGRATION: Asylum for a Cold Warrior

To the office of Jerzy Leon Nowinski, 52, professor of physics at the University of Warsaw, came an invitation to lecture from fellow scientists at Baltimore's Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Nowinski, internationally known as an expert in the theory of elasticity (mathematical theory relating to reactions of different materials under varying strains and stresses), succeeded in getting permission from Warsaw's Communist government, arrived in the U.S. hree months ago. But before he left Warsaw, he plotted with his wife, arranged an involved scheme whereby Mrs. Nowinski secured passports to Britain for herself and their...

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