URUGUAY: Skoal!

Newly arrived from Antarctic waters, the Soviet whaling factory ship Slava and the U.S. icebreaker Glacier lay within hailing distance of each other last week alongside the broad quays of the Montevideo waterfront. Russian Captain Alexei N. Solianik paid a courtesy visit. He was gravely received on the quarterdeck by Rear Admiral George J. Dufek, got an illustrated lecture on the Glacier's part in Operation Deepfreeze, and a copy of R. B. Robertson's 1954 bestselling memoir. Of Whales and Men. On his way down the gangway, he invited the U.S. officers to pay a return visit.

Two days later Admiral...