Foreign News: Friendship's Hand

As citizens of a city that was all but destroyed by the Luftwaffe in November 1940, the survivors of England's Coventry felt a warm bond of sympathy for the survivors of Stalingrad, destroyed two years later. They formed a Coventry-Stalingrad Bond of Friendship Committee, invited people from Stalingrad to visit them. There was no response. The Friendship Committee faded out. Then, one day last week, Coventry's Socialist Mayor Harry Weston got a telephone call from the Russian embassy in London. Madame Tatiana Murashkina, deputy mayoress of Stalingrad, was in Britain and would like to visit Coventry.

Plump, jovial Mayor Weston called a...

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