CATASTROPHE: Return of A Native

Barbados Islanders can remember Emanuel Valverde as a penniless pickaninny. But inhabitants of President Street, Brooklyn, remember him as a middleaged, wealthy, slightly bombastic Negro, an exporter of fabulous things to the West Indies. Last week he completed preparations for the realization of his life's dream—to show Barbados the Brooklyn Valverde, the man of importance.

He had bought a secondhand, 93-ton yacht. With great ceremony he had re-christened it the Barbados after the island of his birth. He bought also two gaudy Packard limousines, seven...

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