National Affairs: Unparalleled in History

Resplendent in a black tailored topcoat, carefully-tilted Homburg and what Missouri-born Harry Truman likes to call "striped pants," the new Spanish ambassador arrived at the White House last week to present his credentials to the President of the U.S. Harry Truman, who bitterly dislikes Franco, did not dally with Ambassador Don Jose Felix de Lequerica y Erquiza. The whole ceremony took less than three minutes, including two handshakes and an exchange of formal greetings. But for all the hustle, Don Jose managed to have his say. Said he:

"The present efforts of your country, perhaps unparalleled in the history of man, have...

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