FOREIGN SERVICE: Words After Waves

Beginning at the bottom of the alphabet in Zanzibar 29 years ago, Alexander Wilbourne Weddell of Richmond, Va., now 63, worked his way to top rank in the U. S. foreign service. Two months ago Franklin Roosevelt called him from the U. S. Embassy at Buenos Aires to be first U. S. Ambassador to the victorious dictatorship of Francisco Franco in Spain (TIME, May 1). Last week Ambassador Weddell paid his first respects to Foreign Minister Count Francisco Gómez Jordana in Franco's capital, Burgos, and sounded off for the delighted Franco press as follows:

"There existed, it is true, two...

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