The Sixth Pan-American Conference (TIME, Jan. 16) accomplished absolutely nothing, last week at Havana, but its sessions did not lack colorful, intriguing, significant points:

¶Headlines screamed throughout the globe, when the 21 Delegations voted 15 to 6 in preliminary conclave that not only plenary sessions of the Conference but also committee meetings should be public. Because the U. S. had been expected to demand secret sessions—lest Latins flay U. S. intervention in Nicaragua—universal astonishment reigned, last week, as Charles Evans Hughes calmly cast the U. S. vote for public sessions. Amazing! Now...

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