Canada: THE PRIME MINISTRY: Native's Return

For his sentimental journey to his old home town of Kitchener* last week, the Prime Minister shucked his dignity and reserve to show an unexpectedly mellow Mackenzie King. "Welcome Home, Billy" read the banners on many a Kitchener business house, and for two days the 72-year-old Prime Minister got the full-dress treatment of the home-town boy who has made good.

He shook more hands than he could remember. He went sightseeing. He reminisced at every turn. Shown a 22-year-old portrait of himself in Kitchener's City Hall, he quipped: "I didn't look any better...

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