THE HEMISPHERE: Carioca Climax

It was a great week for the Brazilians. With pomp & circumstance the Rio Conference drew to a triumphant close. To visiting President Harry Truman (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS), a million cariocas gave a mighty civic reception. And at week's end, proud in the presence of distinguished guests, Brazil observed the 125th anniversary of national independence.

Flags decked Rio's streets, but after the first tumultuous reception, rain fell on the Rio that was built for sunshine. The irrepressible cariocas went indoors and carried on in style. Rio had not seen so many and...

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