Nation: Nobody Home

"I'm not here to greet anybody," snapped New York City's official greeter. Public Events Commissioner Richard C. Patterson Jr., as he strode past a clutch of curious newsmen in the lobby of Manhattan's Barclay Hotel one morning last week. "I'm just here to see that the lady has sufficient police protection." The lady—South Viet Nam's Mme. Ngo Dinh Nhu—coolly assured Patterson that her protection was just fine. Besides, she added, "God is in my corner."

Even so, there were times last week when her corner must have seemed a lonely place. As curiosity about the...

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