VENEZUELA: Eccentric & Scout

A patron of Boy Scouts, but in his own fashion, wealthy and eccentric President Juan Vicente Gomez took small interest last week in the Fourth World Scout Jamboree (see p. 18). Four years ago he offered $10,000 to the first Venezuelan Boy Scout who should return from a walk to every South American country. Last week the seamy featured old President received with relish the news that Scout Carlos Arturo Zembrana is still walking still the favorite to win the $10,000 prize. Aged 11, Scout Zembrana left Venezuela in 1929, tramped across...

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