People: Feb. 28, 1964

It was one of those meals that look funny in the movies. The family of four got a table in the U.N. Delegates' Dining Room—and here came the waitress, all snarls, and spilled soup. Crash! Down slammed the food. Zip! It was whisked away before anyone was finished. "And how was the meal, sir?" asked the manager. Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman, 45, couldn't help blowing off steam, so much in fact that the waitress was summarily fired. And when her case came up for review, Freeman reluctantly confirmed his complaint. She was "very...