TERRITORIES: The Will of Munoz Marin

Luis Muñoz Marin swept across Puerto Rico like a political hurricane. In two years he organized a new party, beat a coalition of old parties, won control of the territorial government, became president of the Senate. Two weeks ago Muñoz Marin fell ill with severe myositis (in flammation of the muscles). He could not attend Senate sessions — though without him the Senate might be deadlocked. Last week the fear spread in Puerto Rico that the victorious politician might be defeated at the moment of victory.

All last year Luis Muñoz Marin urged...

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