Reprinted from yesterday's later editions

Amadou Mahtar M'Bow of Senegal, the new director general of UNESCO, was honored Wednesday night at a reception hosted by National Endowment for the Arts chairman Livingston Biddle.

M'Bow arrived at the reception at the endowment looking refreshed despite a day of meetings which began at 8 a.m. He continued this schedule until today, when, after a half-day stop in Paris, he headed for an unofficial 10-day visit to China.

Among those on hand Wednesday was M'Bow's close friend, concert violinist Yehudi Menubin, who M'Bow, with some difficulty, managed to coax center stage during the toast by Biddle.

"He is one of the most warm-hearted yet sensitive diplomats around." Menuhin said later about his firend. "He was at UNESCO during the difficult days - when the censuring of Israel took place - and yet there was never a trace of any kind of . . . of . . ."

"Chauvinism," interjected Menuhin's wife, Diana.

"Yes, chauvinism," echoed the violinist.

"Nothing" concluded Menuhin's wife, "hasstes him."

At least it didn't Wednesday as M'Bow cheerfully circulated among a crowd which seemed generally to conclude that UNESCO had made a good selection in its new leader.