FOREIGN RELATIONS: Empty Hands, Full Heart

Socially, the President of the Philippines had his fill. In the U.S. for a five-day flying visit, President Elpidio ("Pidi-ong") Quirino was met at National Airport by Harry Truman and a 21-gun salute. He spent a night at Blair House, addressed the House and Senate, whirled through Washington cocktail parties into a ticker-tape welcome in New York, where he lunched with Cardinal Spellman and picked up an honorary doctorate from Fordham. Said he of steaming Manhattan: "The weather ... is very poor."

Politically, Quirino smilingly settled for a bland White House communiqué...

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