National Affairs: Visitor from Rome

During President Eisenhower's 26 months in office, more than 25 visiting foreign rulers and heads of state have come to seek aid and accords, to form friendly relations and common policies. This week to Washington, which is to the West what Rome was to the ancient world, journeyed a visitor from Rome: Italy's Premier Mario Scelba (see box), who came with many purposes in mind but not with hat in outstretched hand. Said Scelba: He did not intend "to ask the American taxpayer to make any further sacrifice."

For six weeks State Department officials have busily prepared to welcome Scelba, whose visit...

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