National Affairs: Bingham on Brownskins

The rangy, steel-grey, 52-year-old junior Senator from Connecticut, Hiram Bingham of New Haven, who styles himself "explorer"* sooner than "politician" and who is more professor* than publicist, returned to the U. S. some weeks ago from an extended tour of the Orient. On his way back from war-ridden Tientsin, he visited his birthplace, Honolulu.

Delayed correspondence last week told of Explorer-Senator Bingham's behavior on the August evening that he dined with Governor Wallace Rider Farrington and a distinguished gathering at Washington Place, the governor's mansion.

Called upon to speak, Mr. Bingham arose and, with a glint in his grey eye, said: "I am,...

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