People: Oct. 26, 1962

Geneva has many fine houses with many fine rooms, but the U.S. diplomats who travel to the city for those endless international conferences must find humbler lodgings in the overcrowded hotels. Hearing of the diplomats' lot from U.N. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, Boston Socialite Mrs. Katharine McCormick, 89, widow of an heir to the International Harvester farm machine fortune, came to the rescue with a generous donation: her 238-year-old, $500,000 chateau in the nearby village of Prangins. The 40-room mansion will be renovated by the U.S. Government and will become the residence of United...

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