FOREIGN RELATIONS: Hegira from Manhattan

One of the deepest polarizations of the human intellect caught up with Frederick H. Zurmuhlen, New York City Commissioner of Public Works. As a result, a half-ton statue of the Prophet Mohammed last week was lying flat on its back in a Newark storehouse.

The statue was carved 50 years ago by a Mexican sculptor as one of ten giant figures of lawmakers to adorn the new home of the first Appellate Department of the New York court system, overlooking Manhattan's Madison Square. The other nine were Moses, Hindustan's Manu, Persia's Zoroaster, Sparta's Lycurgus, Athens' Solon, China's...

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