Foreign News: Breeze in Blackpool

It was a meeting full of "firsts." It was the first time a Prime Minister of Britain had ever addressed the Trades Union Congress. When bulky Foreign Secretary "Ernie" Bevin, absent for the first time in 30 years (because he was attending the Council of Foreign Ministers in London), sent immaculate, briefcased Ivone Kirkpatrick to "observe" for him, it was the first time the Foreign Office had ever set such an official seal on the T.U.C. And the 900 delegates (representing some 7,000,000 workers) packed into Blackpool's ornate Winter Gardens had their own...

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