Robert Hayes Gore was made Governor of Puerto Rico last July not because he was particularly informed on insular affairs but because he had loudly thumped for President Roosevelt's election in his string of Florida newspapers, had made it plain in Washington that he wanted an appointment in return. Though he had had no experience in public office, Puerto Ricans were ready to consider him "simpatico" because he was a Roman Catholic and had nine children. But ceremony-loving Puerto Ricans, accustomed to the tact and diplomacy of Governor Theodore Roosevelt Jr....

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