THE WEST INDIES: Trappings of Nationhood

Taking two more strides towards practicing nationhood last week, the newly formed British West Indies federation got its first Governor General and chose a site for its capital.

The Governor General is Lord Hailes, 56, who was named a peer early this year after more than 25 years of minor fame as the most elegantly attired M.P. in the House of Commons. As Patrick Buchan-Hepburn, he served as Conservative Chief Whip from 1948 to 1955, was Minister of Works in Sir Anthony Eden's Cabinet. He dropped out, however, when Sir Anthony stepped...

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