Khrushchev's Favorite Capitalist

WHILE junketing around the U.S. last week, Rus sia's Deputy Premier Anastas Mikoyan (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS) put one courtesy call at the top of his list—a special visit to Cyrus Stephen Eaton, 75, Cleveland multi millionaire and Red Boss Khrushchev's favorite capitalist.

Greeting Eaton, Mikoyan cooed: "When Mr. Khrushchev talked about you, his whole face was beaming." Now in his twilight years, Cyrus Eaton is the archetype of the fading dog-eat-dog capitalist. Tall and slim (5 ft. 11 in., 175 Ibs.) with frosty blue eyes and arctic white hair, he dresses...

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