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Spry little President Harmodio Arias of Panama, who lunched with Herbert Hoover in the White House when he was President-elect (TIME, Aug. 1, 1932). was back again this week to see Franklin Delano Roosevelt on what Panama newspapers called "the most important mission since the birth of the Republic of Panama"—a birth at which President Theodore Roosevelt was the much-criticized accoucheur 30 years ago.

President Arias, who left behind in Panama the world's most beauteous President's Wife (see cut), was met on the dock in Manhattan by their two sons, Harmodio Jr. and Roberto,...

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