IRISH FREE STATE: Cead Mille Failte

The Irish liked their last Minister from the U. S., a tall, hard-eyed Montana Baptist named William Wallace McDowell who, after two weeks on the job, dropped dead of a heart attack (TIME, April 16, 1934). Last week the new U. S. Minister to the Irish Free State, Alvin Mansfield Owsley, set out for Dublin Castle to present his credentials, not to King George's representative, Governor General Donal Buckley, but to President Eamon de Valera.

"Al" Owsley* is rated high among the Roosevelt Administration's diplomats. Square-faced, shrewd,...

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