TERRITORIES: Injured Innocence

When Col. Lindbergh garlanded the Caribbean with Good Will, he especially expected and especially received a felicitous reception in Puerto Rico, the brick-shaped, easternmost member of the Greater Antilles. There he landed among fellow countrymen. Puerto Ricans have been, by act of Congress in 1917 or by act of God (birth) since then, citizens of the U. S. A.

Nevertheless, an outstanding episode during the Lindbergh visit occurred when the visitor's swart compatriots made him the bearer of a concurrent resolution of their Legislature, addressed to President Coolidge, asking that Puerto Rico be separated from the U. S., as...

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