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ARANHA-POST-UN-5 - Drew Pearson Th« Merry Go-Rmad WASHINGTON.—It...
Drew Pearson Th« Merry Go-Rmad WASHINGTON.—It was just a short time ago that only one president president of a foreign country or one member of a royal family visited the United States in four years. The king and queen of the Belgians, Belgians, for instance, came to the United States during World War I, and this royal visit, plus the remark of New York's Mayor Hylan, Hylan, "you said a mouthful, queen," were so rare that both were remembered remembered until the arrival of the next crowned head. She was Queen Marie of Rumania Rumania who came during the Coolidge Coolidge administration; and the whole town, plus, later, a good part of the United States, turned out to sae her. Four years later Ramsay MacDonald, MacDonald, then prime minister of England, came to see Herbert Hoover, and his visit was so leisurely leisurely that they spent a week end sitting on a log at the Rapidan fishing camp in Virginia. Diplomacy Diplomacy took its time in those days. 'Henry L. Stimson. then secretary of state, spent three months in London in 1930 trying to iron out a naval treaty. He did not fly to Manila for two days, to Bonn for one day, and Geneva for five days. Not only did prime ministers arrive only once every four years or so, but they came by steamship, steamship, and spent plenty of time conferring. Today, how different! Today, the Detroit assembly-line technique technique moulds our diplomacy. Today, Today, one prime minister is no more than welcomed than he is shooed out the door. These days, while the Queen Mother of England England is In the United States, the prime minister of Japan arrives. arrives. And during the week of his departure, the premier of France White House, on November 24. for lunch. It would seem that the prime ministers of the three Scandinavian nations rated a dinner dinner rather than a mere lunch, but according to current White House protocol they don't • Immediately after Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving. December 6, arrives the Prime Minister of Ceylon, Sir John Kotelawala, after which there will be a short "lull until January when President of Magloire Magloire of Haiti comes to pay his respects. The above list, of course, does not include such distinguished visitors visitors as the king" and queen of Greece, Prime Minister Churchill, Churchill, the emporer of Ethiopia, the president of Turkey and Governor Governor General Vincent Massey of Canada who also paid official visits visits earlier in the year. However, their trips were not bunched so closely together and were not given given the assembly line welcome handed out to visiting notables this fall. Note—Last December the presiding presiding officer of the Brazilian senate, senate, who corresponds to the vice president of the United States, wanted to visit the halls of congress congress and pay his respects to the presiding officers of the U. C. congress. With him was the former former foreign minister of Brazil, Oswaldo Oswaldo Aranha, a great friend of the U.S.A. But the machinery for welcoming distinguished visitors was such that this newsman was the only one on deck to show kindly Les Biffle were the only officials who took the trouble to be present on a Saturday to welcome welcome them.

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  1. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner,
  2. 20 Nov 1954, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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