FOREIGN RELATIONS: Friendly Neutral

The distinguished visitor with the brown, gem-cut face and Oriental costume stepped agilely from the Independence and shook President Truman's hand. He looked startled at the first manifestation of democracy, U.S. style; photographers were shouting to the President: "Bring Mr. Nehru over here." The President willingly obliged. But Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India, regained his smile as Harry Truman welcomed him to the U.S. The President had a pleasant little speech ready: ". . . Destiny ruled that our country should have been discovered in the search for a new route to yours."

Then, with a clash of cymbals...

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