National Geographic : 1959 Dec
I think this argument-which he clearly had never heard before-really hit home. At any rate, I was most impressed by the miners' serious approach to these problems, and as I left I made the suggestion: "You men are in the wrong profession. Vou should be statesmen." "But then, who would do the mining?" one of them replied. Pat was meanwhile doing some visiting of her own. Mrs. Valya Kalyagina, the wife of one of the miners, asked her to come to her home, where they spent a pleasant hour to gether and were entertained with a few ac cordion solos by Mrs. Kalyagina's husband. 742 Pat also had a busy time in Sverdlovsk, and I think the high point came for her when she visited a summer camp for young Pioneers, and was lured into joining in a fast polka. "It was too fast." she told me later. "I coulln't keep up with the children." But at least they had had the good fortune to pick on the graceful member of the Nixon family, and the one who knows something about dancing! We ended our Siberian journey with a stop at the Beloyarsk Atomic Power Station. Here, on the shores of an artificial lake, construction is well under way on an installation which is slated to reach its capacity of 200,000 kilo watts of electricity by 1961.