National Affairs: Smoothness for Malaya

The U.S. last week named its first ambassador to the new Southeast Asian nation of Malaya. Appointed by President Eisenhower: Career Diplomat Homer Morrison Byington Jr., 49, born of U.S. parents at Naples, Italy, educated at Phillips Academy and Yale ('30), veteran of foreign service in Cuba, Yugoslavia, Italy (ten years) and Spain, credited by old foreign service hands as having "the smoothness with which machinery rolls." Last job: minister of the U.S. mission in Madrid.

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