National Affairs: Scholar from Cuba

Some weeks ago a bespectacled, broad-domed young Cuban arrived in the U. S. unknown to the press, went roving about the country acquainting himself with U. S. life and thought. Last week, having completed his course of study, Dr. Pedro Martinez Fraga turned up at the White House, caught President Roosevelt, about to leave for Warm Springs, just in time to reveal himself in a courteous exchange as new Cuban Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the U. S.

Not for the first time had Dr. Martinez Fraga thus combined scholarship with diplomacy. In 1919....

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