FOREIGN RELATIONS: Hot & Cold Brush-Offs

At 5 p.m. Hjalmar Johan Procopé entered a side door of the gloomy old State Department, was ushered into the office of the protocol chief, bald, urbane George T. Summerlin. Fifteen minutes later Mr. Procopé hurried out, brusque and ruffled. The Finnish Minister to the U.S. had been handed his passport, had been told to get out of the country as soon as he could arrange it. Thus, in a way almost unprecedented in U.S. history,* ended the Washington career of the man who only a few years ago was the capital's most...

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