THE PRESIDENCY: Homing Diplomats

One day last week Joseph Clark Grew, U. S. Ambassador to Japan, sailed through the Golden Gate into San Francisco Bay. One evening last week Robert Worth Bingham, U. S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, embarked at Southampton, sailed down the Solent. In Copenhagen Madam Minister Ruth Bryan Owen packed her trunks, stowing away precious Eskimo costumes brought as trophies from Greenland. In Budapest, U. S. Minister John Flournoy Montgomery looked at the lush trees of Andrássy Utca, wondered whether their leaves would have turned before he saw them again....

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