National Affairs: Honor & Beauty

After six years representing His Britannic Majesty at Washington, Sir Esme Howard sailed away to England last week to become a bookbinder in a small way. At 66, age forced his retirement as British Ambassador and dean of the capital's diplomatic corps.

Of Sir Esme's service in the U. S., His Majesty may well be proud. He had taken hold of Anglo-U. S. relations when they were still War-snarled. He left them smooth and orderly. For his quiet success, many a friend believed he would be properly rewarded by his sovereign. Now only a...

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