ARGENTINA: Parsimonious President

Wrote Sergeant Secrett, for 25 years personal servant of the late Field Marshal Earl Haig: "He had that little peculiarity about him—he hated parting with actual coin of the realm."*

Another who hates parting with actual coin of the realm is President Hipolito Irigoyen of Argentina. Almost since his inauguration last October he has refused to sanction payment for government bills contracted with "serious irregularities" by his predecessor, President Marcelo T. de Alvear (1922-28). Last week two new Argentine destroyers were ready for delivery in British shipyards. A transport with a crew of...

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