National Affairs: At His Post

At New York's LaGuardia airport last week, U.S. Ambassador to Britain Lewis W. Douglas posed patiently for photographers. He admitted to reporters that times were "somewhat difficult." A close relationship between the U.S. and Great Britain was, he felt, "one of the important factors in the establishment of a lasting peace." Mr. Truman's foreign policy speech clearly showed that "this time we are not going to withdraw from foreign affairs."

Then he hurried out to the waiting plane. He gave his wife a big bear hug, bade son Peter, 22, and daughter Sharman, 18, goodbye (they will join him later).

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