ALBANIA: Odd Man Out

Among the gaggle of satellite Communist bosses trotting at Nikita Khrushchev's heels in Manhattan, one was conspicuously odd man out. Red Premier Mehmet Shehu of Albania was not on the Baltika's passenger list, got to Manhattan as an ordinary passenger on the S.S. Queen Elizabeth. At a Communist Czech reception, Shehu stood forlornly in a corner, studiously avoided by everybody except the State Department security man assigned as his bodyguard. And when, at a party given by the Rumanian Reds, Khrushchev took his satellite cronies into a back room for a chat, the door was shut in Shehu's face...

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