OPINION

July 24, 1959

NIXON IN MOSCOW: Paris, July 23 – US Vice President Richard Nixon, who is on an official visit to Moscow, is the most senior US diplomat to visit Russia since the end of the last war, when President Franklin D. Roosevelt attended the Yalta Conference. The visit is taking place at a crucial time in East-West relations, with solutions being sought to a number of pending international issues. So, beyond the obvious reasons for the visit, there may be the desire to clarify with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev the conditions that would enable the two nations’ leaders to meet. Nixon was given a warm welcome by Khrushchev, who challenged him to come and see a gathering of the «subjugated peoples» that America is so keen to liberate. HIMMLER’S STASH: Vienna, July 23 – Police have announced that divers have found boxes filled with forgeries of British sterling notes at the bottom of Lake Toplitz in Austria. It is believed that they had been placed there by the Nazis at the end of World War II. SPIES: Washington – The US House of Representatives’ Un-American Activities Committee has issued a statement that the Russian government ordered American communists to intensify their activities. It said there were presently about 33 million communist agents in the world.