ARGENTINA: Come Off It, Eva

To the handpicked, specially-schooled trade unionists who serve abroad as Argentina's labor attachés, Eva Perón's slightest wish is a command. Last month the three labor attachés in London heard that the señora, who considers herself labor's great patron, would be delighted if three of the British workers who had helped build Argentina's new, 14,000-ton liner 17 de Octubre at Barrow-in-Furness could be present with their wives at the launching party.

Unluckily there was no elaborate launching party—just a cozy luncheon laid on by the Vickers-Armstrongs shipbuilding company's directors for their Argentine...