INDIA: Three Score & Ten

Prime Minister Jawaharfal Nehru last week celebrated his 70th birthday with jaunty self-confidence. To newsmen who asked him for some words of wisdom for New Delhi's schoolchildren, he replied, "A birthday message? That sounds very pompous." Then, accepting a last garland of flowers from a little girl, Nehru got into his plane and was off to the hill resort of Dehra Dun to spend a relaxed weekend with his grandchildren.

Nine Dead Bodies. To Nehru, things seemed to be going better for a change. Abroad, Red China, after long months of border aggression and...

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