National Affairs: Fifteenth Crossing

. Goodwill between nations is not a policy or a task; it is a deduction arising from a series of actions. It is not a diplomatic formula; it is an inspiration which flows from the ideals of a people—Herbert Hoover in Costa Rica.

Exuding goodwill—and perspiration, for it grew hotter & hotter—President-Elect Hoover & party proceeded down the west coast of Central America, making four calls, to South America.

Salvador. After Amapala, Honduras, the first stop (TIME, Dec. 3) came La Union, Salvador. The Gulf of Fonseca was ruffled by a smart blow and...