In West Virginia: Comradeship

West Virginia wants to meet some Russians! How about it? We look forward to your response."

That exclamatory request, over the signature of an official of Salem College, a tiny liberal arts institution in the vertical world of Appalachia, was dispatched last February to the Soviet embassy in Washington. The letter, written at the direction of Ronald E. Ohl, president of the college, pointed out that Soviet-American relations "are not getting better" and asked that the embassy send some representatives to West Virginia to talk face to face.

The embassy acquiesced with alacrity, and late last month a Lincoln Continental bearing West Virginia...

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