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UNA CORDIAL entrevista sostuve con el Ministro de Agricultura don J. Manuel Casanueva, el entomólogo del National Museum de Washington, doctor Ewards A. Chapin, que ha venido a Chile como enviado official del Gobierno de Estados Unidos e invitado por el Ministerio de Agricultura de nuestro país.
Según fuimos informados, el doctor Chapin permanecerá en Chile dos meses a fin de estudiar las plagas de la agricultura, especialmente del Departamento de Bosques del Ministerio de Tierras y Colonización, el doctor Chapin hará estudios sobre los insectos que causan daños en las maderas, en pie y elaborada.  Dada la experiencia y el conocimiento de este científico norteamericano, su informe sera de gran valor para la estructuración que se dará al citado Departamento de Bosques.  [[end image]]

[[caption]]  Las Ultimas Noticias (Santiago) Feb. 16. [[caption]]

We went back to town and for lunch I took Raúl to a restaurant specializing in Juan Fernandez lobster.  We had cold lobster and white wine but little else.  Then back to D.S.V. to fill bottles, etc. in preparation for our trip.  At 5 we went to the Hotel Carrera for onces and then walked out to Santa Lucía where we sat and talked until time to go back to the hotel for dinner.  After which I packed and went to bed.

Feb. 17. Raúl appeared at nine and we went to the Embassy to leave BYM's letter to Guest and to say goodbye to him and Thayer.  From there to the drug store for an extra supply of razor blades and some tablets of Entero-vioform as a precaution against intestinal infections.  Then to the D.S.V. to say goodbye to Belmar, Tartakowsky and Dúran and to the Museum for the same purpose, seeing Mostný and Ureta.  Raúl found and introduced me to R.A. Philippi, to whom I gave the data sheets on porpoise skulls.  He promised to arrange for photographs of the types and offered us a ride back to the city.  At the hotel I found that my cards had been delivered.  I paid my bill and checked out but left my baggage at the desk for the time being.
Raúl had engaged a taxi for 4.15 and he was on time to the minute.  We loaded all baggage into the cab and went to the station, going aboard our train at 4.30.  We had a compartment for the night and next morning at Loncoche we changed into a first class coach for the rest of the trip.  This change was necessary because the sleeping car is dropped from the Puerto Montt train at Loncoche and is sent to Concepción.
Our train left on time and until dark there was no change in the scenery, cultivated fields, small towns and small groups of houses, many windbreaks of casuarina trees.  We saw many hundreds of acres planted to sunflower, Chile's attempt to secure an adequate supply of vegetable oil. On Chilean trains, those who wish to eat in the dining car are given tickets which admit them to a certain at a