FOREIGN RELATIONS: Pilgrim Making Progress

An order from President Eisenhower sent his personal plane, the Columbine III, across the Pacific to Honolulu last week to pick up important passengers: Indonesia's President Sukarno, his twelve-year-old son Guntur, and a retinue of 14 other Indonesians. When the plane reached Washington National Airport, Vice President Nixon and Secretary of State John Foster Dulles—both old Sukarno acquaintances—stepped forward and beamed warm greetings. The Army band boomed Indonesia Raya (the national anthem), and Nixon put a fatherly hand on Guntur's shoulder. With that, the U.S. began an all-out diplomatic effort, as...

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