The Press: The Flying Carpet

Even for such a veteran good-will ambassador as 69-year-old Colonel Robert Rutherford McCormick, his "last big trip" around the world was hitting new highs of diplomacy and tact. After causing a sensation in Spain by unwittingly displaying the Spanish Republican flag on his converted B-17 (TIME, March 6), the Chicago Tribune's publisher had invaded

Egypt. In Cairo, he had an audience with Premier Mustapha el Nahas Pasha, but thoughtfully waited until he reached Pakistan before describing Egypt's new constitution as "a complete phony."

By the time McCormick flew into Bombay last week, the Indians could hardly wait. Because of the Tribune's rabid opposition...

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