President William V. S. Tubman of Liberia, who has been resting in London since the?
President Tubman touring Reuters offices.
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Background: President William V. S. Tubman of Liberia, who has been resting in London since the beginning of last month, today (Tuesday) visited Reuters news agency in Fleet Street - the heart of Britain's news industry. He toured the offices and had luncheon with Mr. John L. Burgess, chairman of the company, and senior executives.
Guests at the luncheon included Mr. Ernest East,Liberian Under-Secretary of State, Mr. J. Dudley Lawrence, Liberian Ambassador to Britain and Dr. Joseph Montrose, President Tubman's physician in London.
President Tubman told his hosts at the luncheon that he was glad to visit the headquarters of a news agency reporting news from the whole world to the whole world - an "Information media recognised throughout the length and breath of the world."
Earlier Mr. Burgess thanked President Tubman for visiting Reuters and for the cooperation of the liberian Government in helping the press cover the African scene.
After lunch, President Tubman toured Reuters editorial offices with Mr. Brian Horton, the deputy managing editor. The Liberian President showed particular interest in the operation of the computer equipment used to provide subscribers with the latest stock market information. Stock prices are fed into the computer and the customer gets his information merely by pressing a code number on a desk machine. New York, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, London and the main European centres are all linked to Reuters computers.