EASTERN EUROPE: Family Reunion

Shortly after 10 o'clock one morning last week, a frail man in a light grey suit stepped out of a Soviet-built IL-14 transport onto the tarmac of Belgrade's Zemun Airport. Dutifully, the visitor surrendered himself to a welcoming bearhug from his stocky, sun-bronzed host, accepted bouquets from four dewy-eyed young Pioneers, and acknowledged the salute of a snappy, blue-uniformed honor guard. Then Poland's Wladyslaw Gomulka and Yugoslavia's Marshal Josip Broz Tito headed off across the Yugoslav capital in a motorcade whose first three cars were a Rolls-Royce, a ZIS and a Cadillac.

Tito and Gomulka had not seen each other...