CONFERENCES: A Smile from India

Scarcely noticed beyond the meeting hall in Rome where the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization met in special session was a quiet exercise in diplomacy that won for .the U.S. some new and valued Asian friends.

Since the U.S. had held the director-generalship for nine years, U.S. delegates to the FAO meeting were at first reluctant to propose an American successor to Dr. Philip Cardon, who resigned last March—in part because of criticism from member governments. But in the absence of any other widely supported candidate, the U.S. proposed Dr. John H. Davis, professor at Harvard's School of Business Ad...

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