BRAZIL: Just the Facts, Senhor

Brazil's Senate was coming to a boil over reports of U.S. investigations and potential boycotts of high-priced coffee. Then Senator Othon Mader rose to call attention to four U.S. housewives touring the coffee country as guests of the Brazilian government. "These donas de casa," said he. "represent a real power coming to examine our coffee problem. They may have such power as to change the opinion of the American Senate and even the Government itself!"

The four housewives were indeed something special—perhaps even formidable. They were Mrs. Theodore S. Chapman of Jerseyville, Ill.,...

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