DENMARK: After Whom the Deluge?

To celebrate his return to the U.S., Ambassador Josiah Marvel Jr. thought he would give the kind of party Copenhagen's diplomatic corps would not so soon forget. It was a costume ball at which the guests came in the peasant garments of their native land. To set the proper mood, the ambassador had tethered a live cow in the hall of "Rydhave," the stately ambassadorial lodge.

This, thought Denmark's Communist daily, was too good to overlook. The ambassador's "escapist" party, crowed Land og Folk, pointed an ugly moral. Said Land og Folk: "It makes one think of other festivals...