People: Mar. 18, 1966

The sea was a bracing 59° F. and the shore was littered with bomb-hunting equipment, but U.S. Ambassador Angier Biddle Duke, 50, diplomatically endorsed the Spanish swimming. "Exhilarating! Sensational! Magnificent! Superb!" raved Duke. Well now, it couldn't have been all that good, but it did help put the idea across that the U.S. H-bomb lost when an Air Force B-52 collided with its refueling tanker had not contaminated the sea. Why, while the ambassador splashed around with two of his children and some chilled conscripts from the embassy staff, local Andalusians even strung...

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