People: People, Mar. 7, 1949

The Bended Knee

The Chicago Tribune's Colonel Robert R. McCormick, whose whirlwind trip through Latin America has already been marked by banquets and speeches in half a dozen countries (and by a small fire in his private plane as it flew over Colombia), reached a new high in Argentina. He and his wife were honor guests at a four-hour luncheon at the Buenos Aires country place of Juan Perón. After lunch, Juan gave Bertie a medal, a diploma and a well-phrased pat on the back: "This medal ... is presented to honest men. I...

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