National Affairs: Antiquated

Francis White wanted the Cuban Ambassadorship and all last April a solid bloc of Maryland Democrats angled to get it for him. They knew he was well-fitted by experience (18 years in the diplomatic service, specializing in Spanish and Latin American affairs) ; and also by temperament, for he believes in knocking off work around 2 p. m., siesta time, and returning to the day's task around sundown. Result: he got Czechoslovakia.

Last week he came home and said: "The U. S. Government owns in Prague an antiquated house that is absolutely uninhabitable. We had...

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