CEYLON: Good Gluck

Ever since Dwight Eisenhower named him Ambassador to Ceylon, millionaire New York Dress Manufacturer Maxwell H. Gluck has been trying to live down the howl that went up when he ingenuously admitted to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that he did not know the name of Ceylon's Prime Minister.

But in the three weeks since he arrived in the palm-and frangipani-dotted capital of Colombo bravely proclaiming, "My name is Gluck, and it rhymes with pluck," Gluck has got on famously. On his first official call, Prime Minister Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike confided genially that Gluck was not the first to...

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