CHILE: Damned Yankees

Few politicos are more deft than wary old President Arturo Alessandri, "The Lion" who emerged triumphant from that spate of revolutions which gave Chile six Presidents in 18 months (TIME, Sept. 26, 1932 et seq.).

A keen judge of his people, Don Arturo knows that hard, secretive Chileans viewed with distaste the open revelations openly arrived at by the U. S. Senate munitions investigation (TIME, Sept. 2). Last week Santiago quietly approved as "The Lion" got back at Washington with a shrewd thrust. Several U. S. aircraft firms were bidding against British rivals...

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