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LIEUT. THOMAS JEFFERSON HAMILTON, JR., Georgia
'28, is the author of the current best seller.
Appeasement's Children, a book which caused
Generalissimo Franco and his Nazi cohorts so
many headaches that the Spanish ambassador in
Washington sought to have the book withheld
from circulation in the United States. The book
takes a very critical attitude toward the Franco
govenment in Madrid. State Department
has refused to take the action requested by the
Brother Hamilton, who was chief of the New
York Times news bureau in Spain when the
United States became involved in the World
War, is now assigned to active duty in the Navy
Department. For many years Hamilton was a key
man in the Times European service. Prior to
going to Spain he was with the London bureau
of that paper. Lieutenant Hamilton is a native of
Augusta, Ga., and the son of the well known
editor of the Augusta Chronicle,
WILLIAM LYTLE MCKEE, Vanderbilt
'11, and his
son and fraternity brother, WILLIAM LYTLE MC-
KEE, JR., Vanderbilt '39, are now partners in the
WARREN L. PIERSON, California '17
major Front Street firm of Lytle McKee Company, cotton factors and commission merchants,
Reveals extent of aid to Brazil.
Memphis, Tenn. Until recently the firm has been
known as Sterberger-McKee Company.
The sum, according to the statement, includes
credits allotted for the development of the steel
The change marks another step in the career
industry, the Valley Rio Doce Corporation or
of the elder McKee who has been on Front Street
Itabira iron mines, the electrification of both
since 1909. His other principal business interest
the Sao Paulo-Sorocabana Railroad and the
is in McKee Bro,thers, operated by his brother,
Brazilian Central Railroad and other projects.
JOHN BASKERVILLE MCKEE, Washington and Lee
The last phrase it is surmised, means the re'12, at Friar Point, Miss.
He also is president of the Farmers' Agricul- volving credit of $25,000,000 opened two years
tural Credit Corp., making loans to producers ago to stabilize the exchange and also the credits
opened for Brazil in the United States for the
for the Federal Intermediate Credit Bank of
Louisville, and of the Crittenden Agricultural purchase of materials.
Credit Corporation, making loans for the Federal
This is the first time that figures on ExportIntermediate Credit Bank of St. Louis.
Import Bank activities have been divulged in
He is a director of the Union Planters National Brazil, and they were well received as showing
Bank Trust Co., the Fourth First Banks Inc., that Brazilian and United States help to win the
war is well balanced.
of Nashville, and the Merchants 8: Planters Bank
of West Memphis.
A past president of the Memphis Cotton Ex- RUSSELL CURTIS BARNES, Michigan '20 [SCROLL,
change and the Memphis Country Club, he is a January, 193], has been assigned by the State
Department as special assistant to the United
member of the Memphis Hunt S: Polo Club and
States minister at Cairo, Egypt. Brother Barnes
of the Tennessee Club.
served for a number of years as Paris correHe is chairman of the Shelby County Board of
spondent of the Detroit, Mich., Free Press, and
later as special writer, columnist, and commentator on the newspaper's radio station WWJ. He
WARREN LEE PIERSON, California '17, president
of the Export-Import Bank, announced from left his work in Detroit in November, and has
Brazil credits to that nation totalling $150,000,000 spent the intervening time with the Office of
War Information training for service overseas.
on March 15.