HAITI: The Winner

Compared with handsome, bemedaled Colonel Paul Magloire, 43-year-old strong man of the island republic of Haiti, New Jersey's Boss Frank Hague and Kansas City's late Tom Pendergast were fumbling amateurs at the fine political art of turning out the vote. For the first time in the nation's 146-year-old history, Haitian voters went to the polls last week to choose a President by direct popular election (TIME, Oct. 9). By week's end, according to the first unofficial returns, Candidate Magloire had piled up an early total of 151,115 votes. His only formal opponent, an obscure architect named Fenelon J. Alphonse,...

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