Letters, Nov. 9, 1931

Laughlin on the Job

Sirs:

On p. 22 of your issue of Sept. 28, under the heading Japan-China, the first paragraph contains this sentence: "When Alfonso XIII was driven from his throne, U. S. Ambassador Irwin Boyle Laughlin was out of town.''

I cannot understand how your newsgatherers came to give you such a statement, for it is without foundation in fact. I was at my post uninterruptedly fulfilling my official functions for several months before and after the change of government, and not only was I not absent from the city of Madrid...

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