National Affairs: Appendix

Secretary of State Stimson last week found his desk strewn with vexatious matters appertaining to that troublesome, vermiform little neighbor, Cuba. As President Hoover's foreign minister, Statesman Stimson had to keep abreast of Cuba's internal disorders, of which several were stirring last week. Complaints centred chiefly about President Gerardo Machado.

President Coolidge paid a magnificent visit to President Machado in January, 1928, when he journeyed in state to Havana to open the Pan-American Conference. Generous and flattering were President Machado's attentions to President Coolidge. They became indeed the "great and good...

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