AUSTRIA: The Sandman

CHILDREN, THE SANDMAN IS COMING. "Do you still believe in storks and peace doves?" queried the Vienna daily Express as Nikita Khrushchev started his visit to Austria. Austrians evidently did not. Simply by cold silence they turned Khrushchev's first good-will tour outside the Iron Curtain since the summit into a road show flop.

Most of the diplomatic corps, including U.S. Ambassador H. Freeman Matthews, boycotted the airport reception; only 500 people turned up to watch Khrushchev bounce down the ramp all smiles. The scattered crowds on the streets to town barely outnumbered the 8,000 cops and nearly 1,000 plainclothesmen...

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