ARGENTINA: A Lone Man Like Me

Juan Peron has been like a generous rich uncle to the members of Buenos Aires' High-School Girls' Union. Since he first started teaching them to ride motorcycles at his presidential quinta in suburban Olivos last August, he has hardly let a day pass without some kindness. Recently he gave the union the rambling old presidential palace on downtown Calle Suipacha—unused since President Ramon Castillo's overthrow in 1943—for a clubhouse. To notable girl athletes he gives a standard present: a plastic vanity case with $36 inside.

The quinta in Olivos, a eucalyptus-shaded estate at which the President and Evita passed some...

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