Address to National Press by Cyrus Eaton, Oct 30, 1958 on Russia, Khrushchev, & their Heart & Priorities -- Transcript
After introduction and brief look at Cyrus Eaton's beginning, Eaton explains how through his mentor and employer J. D. Rockefeller, he met Dr. Harper and his son Sam Harper, who became Russian specialist at the University of Chicago, spending six months of the year in Russia and six months at the university. He was amazed at the Russian people's dedication to work and their friendliness. He visited Russian farms, factories, and railroads and met their chief ministers. He traveled to schools, museums, and libraries and noted their eagerness to learn. Eaton and Khrushchev met and became friends. Eaton addressed the Russian attitude and fears about nuclear war, their support of the Pugwash Conferences, and their educational, housing, and agricultural goals. Eaton continues about his travels to other European countries and their fear of nuclear weapons being used to destroy their cities. Eaton recommends trade with the Soviet Union and China. Questions and Answers followed.
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