Letters, Jan. 19, 1959

Voice From Down Under

SIR:

HONEST CONGRATULATIONS TO PERU FOR WINNING THE DAVIS CUP.

BRADY ROBERTS

KAINANTU, NEW GUINEA

What Good Will?

Sir:

Although I realize that international diplomacy may be beyond the ken of the ordinary citizen, I wish someone would explain what cause is served by so-called "fact-finding" expeditions and "good will" tours to unfriendly countries. Surely U.S. Assistant Secretary of State William Rountree, who had to flee for his life in Baghdad [Dec. 29], was not there of his own volition. What facts were disclosed in the go-minute meeting between Mr. Rountree and General Kassem that were not already known to U.S. Ambassador Gallman and...

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