The Hemisphere: Global Tour

It was a cold, raw afternoon, but more than 500 well-wishers turned out at Ottawa's Rockcliffe Airport to see Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent take off last week on a round-the-world good-will tour. As the Prime Minister's limousine pulled up at the airstrip, they broke through the rope barriers in a rush of friendly enthusiasm. St. Laurent, politely doffing his black Homburg, plunged into the crowd, shaking hands and alternately bidding goodbye and au revoir as he worked his way toward the plane.

Just before the doors, closed on the big silver and red R.C.A.F. transport, the crowd gave three cheers and...

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