HAITI: Vincent on a Visit

Seldom do the guns of U. S. forts, north or south, fire salutes to a Negro. Yet last week the guns of Fort Jay, Governor's Island banged out 21 times for a Negro sailing up New York Harbor. The Negro was His Excellency Stenio Vincent, President of Haiti, in the U. S. to talk business with President Roosevelt.

Only three things bring a Haitian President to the U. S.: 1) to borrow money; 2) to get the U. S. marines out of Haiti; 3) to have U. S. Financial Adviser-General Receiver of Haitian Customs, Sidney De...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!