LIBERIA: Washington-Monrovia Axis

From Monrovia, capital of Liberia, last week came word of a U.S. gesture that greatly gratified all patriotic Liberians. From a U.S. warship which recently anchored off the capital, sailors brought ashore a tiny Liberian flag. (The Liberian flag: eleven red and white horizontal stripes, a single white star on a blue field.) Handkerchief-size, it was pieced together from the tatters of the first Liberian flag, which had been preserved in the U.S.

Inspired by the gift, Monrovia staged a historic pageant reenacting the raising of the first Liberian flag 94 years ago. Before two top-hatted, frock-coated personages representing the...

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