CHILE: From the High Wire

Chile's old guard had long regarded ever-smiling President Gabriel Gonzÿlez Videla as a playboy. They made pointed remarks about his summer custom of riding a bicycle in shorts, sniggered discreetly when he tumbled into the river while boating. But last week the tune changed. Even rightist papers ran friendly stories, and printed such folksy notes as an item regarding his visit to the movies with his handsome, blonde wife Rosa and teen-age daughters Silvia and Rosa. The reason for this new friendliness: Gonzÿlez had turned his back on the Communists.

Gonzÿlez owed a debt to the Commies for their crucial...

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