Portugal is poor. Portugal has had at least ten revolutions since the late Andrew Carnegie built his Peace Palace at The Hague. But Portugal means well. Portugal has been meaning for more than a generation to do what — so long ago they can scarcely remember it — other nations have done : present some gift to the Peace Palace.

Last week Portugal's gift was ready at last — a tribute to the enterprise of General Antonio Oscar de Fragoso Carmona who seized power as a Dictator (TIME, July 9, 1928) but is now a most Constitutional president. But for...

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