Foreign News: Points East

The Middle East last week seemed just as eager to sell itself to Wendell Willkie as he was to promote the United Nations' cause. As an unimperial envoy, he was received with great enthusiasm everywhere, and he incidentally brought into view many Middle Eastern figures who are now important to the U.S.

Willkie left Cairo in a big, drab-painted B-24 bomber, transferred somewhere in Palestine to a Douglas DC-3, flew on to Ankara. There he talked with Turkey's jovial, troubled Premier Sükrü Saracoglu and cool Foreign Minister Numan Menemencioglu. The visitor left Turkey in...