THE AMERICAS: Presidential Get-Together

As President Eisenhower's delegate to the inauguration of Mexico's President Adolfo Ruiz Cortines last December, Vice President Richard Nixon ventured the friendly hope that the new chief executives might meet soon. Later Nixon tried the idea out on Ike, who liked it. Last week Mexico's Foreign Ministry announced that the U.S. had invited Ruiz Cortines to meet Eisenhower at the Rio Grande border next October, and the Mexican President had accepted.

For the occasion of their talks, the Presidents picked the dedication of Falcon Dam, 75 miles down the Rio Grande from Laredo, Texas. A joint U.S.-Mexican project, Falcon is being...

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