Hon. Brooke Claxton (Minister of National Defence):
Mr. Speaker, I am sure hon. members in all parts of the house would wish me to call their attention to a very distinguished visitor in the diplomatic gallery and to extend to him a most hearty welcome to this chamber and to Canada. He is the supreme commander of the allied powers for Europe of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and as such the military leader of our partnership for peace, General Alfred M. Gruenther.