Foreign News: AMONG THOSE PRESENT

TIME'S Moscow Correspondent Richard Lauterbach donned tails last week, repaired to the Spiridonovka House for Foreign Commissar and Mme. Viacheslav Molotov's formal reception on the Red Army's 26th Anniversary. Wrote Lauterbach:

About 8:30 the Molotovs began to receive in one of the large palace rooms under a glittering crystal chandelier. It looked like the last act of Ziegfeld's Rosalie¬ówave after wave of bedecked diplomats, armchair generals, bathtub admirals from every civilized country and Japan. The Japs arrived in a protective wedge, their runt-sized correspondents flanked by a beefy general, their dapper ambassador...

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