Canada: The Vacant Chair

Canada's good neighbor, Senator Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg of Michigan, is worried about a vacant chair. For 37 years, ever since the Pan American Union moved into its marble-and-mahogany palace on Washington's 17th Street, 21 chairs (one for each of the American republics) have stood around the board of governors' table. In the basement, under wraps, is a 22nd chair, identical with the others except that on its high back are carved the name and arms of Canada.

"It has been empty long enough," cried Vandenberg last week at a Pan American Day celebration in Washington. ". . . By every rule...

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