Acclaimed last week was President Hoover's settlement of the Tacna-Arica boundary disputeSouth America's 46-year-old sideache. Only the voice of Bolivia was raised in dissent, but nobody paid attention to Bolivia.
In 1883 the adjoining Pacific provinces of Tacna and Arica were captured from Peru and Bolivia by Chile. It was agreed that after ten years a plebiscite would be held wherein the two provinces could de cide to whom they wished to belong. The plebiscite never occurred.
Peru and Chile agreed in 1922 that President Harding should settle "officially and without appeal'' whether the plebiscite should be held. President Harding died.