Nixon praised for his handling of Khrushchev
Moscow Trip Boosts Nixon, Dirksen Says Washington, July 26 (CPU Senate Republican leader Everett M. Dirksen 111. said Sunday that Vice President Richard M.' Nixon's Moscow visit has boosted his political stock and accomplished " sig nificant good " for United States foreign policy. Another G. O. P. leader, Rep. Richard M. Simpson R.,-I11.3, head of the party's congressional campaign committee, also praised Nixon's " handling " of Krushchev. Simpson said the Vice Presi dent is becoming the noncom-munist world's " secret weapon " in the cold war. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey D., Minn. expressed doubt, however, about the wisdom of Nixon engaging m public de bates with Soviet Prepiier Nikita S. Khrushchev as they did at the opening of the United States exhibit on Fri day. Back Poland Visit Humphrey said "it is difficult to win in any rough so, in his exuberant, hail- fellow-well-met manner which nobody could take amiss, he flirted with Jovanka Broz, Marshal T i t o's handsome wife. "One evening when there was a dinner party at the marshal's villa on the island of Brioni, Nikita, who was not altogether sober, tried to kiss Jovanka. She laughing ly dodged him. And after dancing a popular Ukranian dance with her, he sang her an old Ukranian serenade, a lovelorn ditty in which the moon looms large." Recall Macmillan Talks Alexandrov said that Anas- tas I. Mikoyan, who was present, remarked of Khrush and tumble with Khrushchev." Both Dirksen and Humphrey, in separate interviews praised Nixon's decision to visit Poland on his way home from the Soviet Union. Dirksen said he was " delighted" with" the results of the trip so far. He said he thought Nixon did "extremely well" in his give-and-talk with Khrushchev. " He not only anwsered questions, but he also fought back," he said. "He put his best foot forward." Russians Respect Toughness Dirksen said he thought the visit "should be productive" because the Russians have respect for "tough-minded " of fiicals like Nixon. He said later on a television program that he was "very proud" of Nixon for "show ing no timidity" in his relations with Khrushchev. Asked if he thought Nixon had improved his political chances politically, Dirksen replied: " I think he has done himself significant good. I think he helped himself and our cause." He explained that he believed, the United States position is " best enhanced when we show our strength." Communists "Confounded" Rep. Simpson said in a statement that Nixon's " two-fisted replies" to Khrushchev's " arrogant charges and threats . . . completely confounded " the Communists. " For once Khrushchev ran up against a man who refused to be intimidate d," Simpson said.