CUBA: Good Neighbor Smothers

Glad-handing Senator William Howell Smathers of New Jersey popped up in the U. S. Senate last week to introduce a resolution reminiscent of the long-dead concept of Manifest Destiny.* The resolution: to admit Cuba as a State into the Union. The Senator's pop-up was unfortunate for Good Neighborism. In Havana a gang of youths hurled bottles through the plate-glass windows of a Woolworth 5-&-10¢ store with notes in the bottles saying: "Down with the American Senate!" "This reply to the American Senator!" In Madrid the Falangist newspaper Arriba seized upon the resolution as an indication of U. S. imperialism,...

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