reception of the speech was gratifying and then he said:
"I was bowled over by what happened after the discussion
period: the chairman had asked^Dr. Davies to make a
motion of thanks on behalf of the group. Dr. D. got up
(he's the head of CSIRO at Canberra) and made a speech
telling how fortunate Australia was, etc. etc., and
stressing the point that Dr E. and his family gave
Australians an opportunity to see Americans as they
really were. He really poured it on about the family
and asked me to convey to you five the gratification
felt by the Division of Plant Industry and by Australians
that had met you at having that good fortune, etc., etc.
It was really a very nice bit of oratory, and quite
sincere I felt."
Quoting other "references" one friend in Canberra said:
" You and your family have done more for international,
good will than your ambassadors.here have done in the
last ten years. The people here like you all very much.
Our favorite is the lady who iaid, "It is wonderful
meeting you and finding you so friendly and unassuming.
It just proves that all American women aren't glamour
gins!" It was meant as a compliment but Lincoln just
roars when we mention it, which we sometimes do in the gleeful
privacy of our own walls.
The headmaster at Canberra, where Laurel and Linda went
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