National Affairs: An Amendment's End

One afternoon last week U. S. Ambassador Jefferson Caffery left the front door of his Embassy in Havana and walked down the street in his cutaway and high hat—nonchalantly as became a diplomat. He proceeded straight to the door of the Presidential Palace where, as he arrived, a band on the terrace played "The Star Spangled Banner" and "El himno bayames." Marching inside while the guns of Cabanas Fortress across the bay boomed a 21-gun salute, he received profuse protestations of pleasure from President Carlos Mendieta y Montefur. There was bravery in...