RUSSIA: Do Not Worry

Photogenic Faye Emerson Roosevelt and her husband (the late President's scatter-quote son) last week paid Joseph Stalin a birthday (his 67th) visit in the Kremlin. Faye and Elliott reported that their host, who had been ailing at Sochi in the Caucasus, looked very well, as indeed he did in a highly retouched photograph (see cut) issued by Sovfoto, the official Soviet photo service. If Stalin imparted any immortal confidences and earth-shaking forecasts, Elliott hasn't revealed them—yet.

But if the New York newspapers with astrology columns reach Stalin he can read horoscopes which make as much sense as many columns of...

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