THE AMERICAS: Presidential Visit

When the chief of a foreign state visits Washington, the wheels of Government at the highest level all but come to a stop. For three days last week, in honor of Ecuador's visiting President Galo Plaza Lasso, the men in charge of U.S. affairs put aside most of their burdens of state to observe the niceties of diplomatic etiquette.

When Galo Plaza arrived at Washington's airport in George Marshall's luxurious Constellation, not only President Truman but Vice President Barkley and the Secretaries of State, Treasury, Defense, Interior and Agriculture were there to...

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