HAITI: Commanding Performance

Ahead of schedule and with a few minutes to kill, the Military Air Transport Service Constellation taxied slowly across Washington's National Airport one afternoon last week. Promptly at 4 o'clock, at the VIP side of the MATS terminal, the Connie's door opened and out stepped President Paul Eugène Magloire of Haiti. Vice President Richard Nixon stepped forward to wring the visiting chief of state's hand, while Mrs. Nixon presented Mrs. Magloire with red roses.

A military band struck up Haiti's national anthem, then The Star-Spangled Banner. As cannon boomed a 21-gun salute, Magloire led the Vice President at a brisk...

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