The Press: Fair Play

With imperturbable mien, Soviet Ambassador Mikhail A. Menshikov last week told Washington newsmen that he hoped the American press would treat Russia's national exhibition in the New York Coliseum this summer with "a spirit of mutual understanding and cooperation." While the ambassador was making his pitch for fair play—which he would have got from the bulk of U.S. journalists without asking—the Soviet press was whipping up its severest attack since the Stalin era on life in the U.S. The new campaign was obviously the Soviet welcome to the six-week, $5,000,000 American National Exhibition that will open in Moscow on July 25.

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