LATIN AMERICA: In Panama

Blood red the flag of Communism flew over Panama City. Rents had been high, wages low. Striking tenants and laborers swarmed in thousands through the streets, and frightened President Chiari of Panama into calling for U. S. troops from the Canal Zone.†

Marched forth three U. S. battalions of the 33rd Infantry from Fort Clayton, five miles away. Commanded by General Martin, they proceeded to Panama City and dispersed the rioters with fixed bayonets. To fiery-hearted Latin Communists, who bared their chests and demanded to be stabbed...

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