SEATO: Mature Four-Year-Old

When John Foster Dulles' plane rolled up onto the ramp at Manila's International Airport, a strong wind sent a gust of oil flying from the inboard port engine. It spattered across the welcoming committee of U.S. Admiral Felix Stump, in natty whites, Ambassador Charles ("Chip") Bohlen, in a white sharkskin suit, a dozen newsmen. Said a bystander: "They suddenly looked like they'd gotten measles."

Next day, at the opening of the fourth annual SEATO Council, a spatter of trouble briefly threatened to mar the shining anti-Communist surface of the eight-nation South East Asia Treaty Organization.* Pakistan's Mozaffar Ali Khan Qizil-bash briskly...

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