THE ADMINISTRATION: Diplomats' Housemother

"Mr. Will," a short, slight figure in a crumpled brown suit, walked proudly across the stage of Washington's big Departmental Auditorium and shook the hand of Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Acheson had summoned 62-year-old Mar- vin Wilbur Will to present him with the Distinguished Service Medal, the department's highest award.

Mr. Will has grown old in the State Department. As boss of the 15-man employee services section of the division of foreign service personnel, Mr. Will has been a sort of Stateside housemother for diplomats. Before a consul or an ambassador goes...

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