INTERNATIONAL: Nobody Expected It!

A quiet dinner chez Thomas William Lamont last week appropriately closed the brief U. S. visit of the most famed living native-born South African. No blackamoor is General Rt. Hon. Jan Christiaan Smuts. Indeed he roused the ire of U. S. blackamoors by alluding to their African ancestors and relatives as "the most patient of all animals" (TIME, Jan. 20). But Europeans will not be angry at what Africa's slim* Smuts said of Europe last week, just before he sailed on the Ile de France. Said he:

"There is an impression in America...

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