Diplomacy: Embassy Row

Two of John Kennedy's choices for ambassadorships were in trouble last week.

In Bern, the Swiss cabinet took the unusual step of formally delaying its acceptance of Earl E. T. Smith, onetime U.S. Ambassador to Cuba and longtime millionaire Republican golfing pal of Jack Kennedy and Father Joe. Swiss Ambassador Auguste R. Lindt huddled with Under Secretary of State Chester Bowles to discuss the Smith appointment. Swiss authorities pointed out the technicalities that 1) Smith has done little to disguise his fondness for deposed Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista, and 2) Switzerland represents U.S....

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