LIBERIA: Rubberman & Son

His Excellency, sleek black President Charles D. B. King of Liberia is referred to by President Coolidge as "my great and good friend" (TIME, Feb. 18, 1924). Last week the great and good President had reason to beam with Afric joy. His Congress—composed exclusively of property-owning negroid Africans—has just voted to extend a helping hand to an Akron rubberman.

Two years ago U. S. rubbermen were paying 22¢ a pound for rubber raised at a cost of 18¢ a pound on British rubber plantations. Then the Chancellor...

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