THE NATION: The Pilgrims

As they had ever since the end of World War II, a steady stream of visitors flowed into the U.S. last week, each headed hopefully for his own kind of Mecca, each revealing something of the part the nation was playing in the world.

Ernest Reuter, the Lord Mayor of blockaded Berlin, came to Washington to attend the U.S. Conference of Mayors and was cordially greeted by Vice President Alben Barkley. Britain's wartime Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, stepped ashore from the Cunard liner Queen Elizabeth, looking pale and tired but still smoking a...

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