VENEZUELA: Dress: Formal

With the pomp and panoply of a coronation, socialist Venezuela this week inaugurated a President, Novelist Rómulo Gallegos Freire, grand old (63) man of his country's struggle for freedom,* became its first popularly elected chief executive. The Venezolanos, with a feeling that they were writing history, made the most of the occasion.

To Caracas they had invited representatives from most of the nations of the world. Somewhat to the Caraqueños' surprise, nearly all of them came, and the city (pop. 266,000) was hard put to it to take care of so many...

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