CUBA: 30% for Batista

Cuban police swept over the island last week with a blanket order to round up radicals, "detained" hundreds, for several days. With this as a prelude, Cuba's dominant army "strong man," squat, swarthy Colonel Fulgencio Batista held elections to fill 81 seats in the House, one in the Senate.

When Cuba revived constitutional government in 1936, after a three-year lapse, the constitution provided that half the lower chamber be renewed every two years. Some months ago the members drew lots to determine those who would serve the short two-year term and at...

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