THE WEST INDIES: Hot & Cool Welcome

Little boys dangled from saman trees to gape, and thousands of brightly dressed West Indians packed the roadside in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to cheer. Princess Margaret, slightly sunburned after her first two days in the tropics, but somehow managing to look cool in a full length white satin gown, rolled slowly along in an open car, smiling and waving.

At the Red House, the island legislative building that serves as temporary headquarters for the new West Indies Federation, a packed chamber of officials had been waiting for half an hour, sweating in white wool wigs and red and black...

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