The big man with the smile and the seersucker suit extended a big hand. "I'm glad you're here," he said simply. The trim, high-domed man in the brownish-purplish suit answered: "I'm glad to be here."

Other men at such a meeting might have searched their minds for more memorable words. Not so Good Neighbor Franklin Roosevelt and Good Neighbor Manuel Prado Ugarteche of Peru. But it was a memorable occasion: Señor Prado was the first incumbent President of a South American country ever to visit Washington.

The air-minded President had strato-clippered the 2,875 miles from Lima to Bolling Field, where...

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