GREAT BRITAIN: Welcome to London

A Queen must do her job without a murmur, and Britain's Elizabeth did it stoutly when South Africa's new Governor General, Charles R. Swart, came to pay his first call. After the usual formal audience, she gave a lunch in Swart's honor at Buckingham Palace.

But the British press was under no such restraint. Said the Daily Mirror: "Mr. Swart is the man who: FLOURISHED a whip to show how he himself would deal with restless Africans. DESCRIBED a wedding photograph of a white girl and an African as disgusting. SAID "when we defend White supremacy we are carrying out the...

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