CUBA: Eyes Front

In Havana last week Mayor Miguel Mariano Gomez Signed a city ordinance forbidding the use of rear view mirrors in taxicabs. Citizens had complained that cab drivers were using the mirrors for "the impudent eyeing of the pulchritude and behavior of passengers." Safe therefore from the impudent eyes of Cuban cabdrivers was U. S. Ambassador Harry F. Guggenheim, who last week presented his credentials to President Gerardo Machado as successor to Ex-Ambassador Col. Noble Brandon Judah.


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