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ARANHA-WW2-6a - By PEARSON And ALLEN Washington Merry-Go-Round...
By PEARSON And ALLEN Washington Merry-Go-Round U. S. Determination To Help Those Who Help Her Shown In Rio Conference RIO DE JANEIRO — It was 2 o'clock in the morning. The Pan American Conference was winding up its last tough day. The Foreign Ministers of the Western Hemisphere had -knocked the heads of Peru and Ecuador together together until at long last they promised to settle their century-old boundary dispute, thus ending ending aggression in the Americas. Moonlight played on the palm trees outside. White swans glided in the ancient reflecting pool of the Foreign Office. But Pan American diplomats, dog-tired, cared naught about moon swans or palm trees,, as they waited for the translators to whip the Peruvian-Ecuadorian treaty into Spanish, English and Portugese. Only -man still exuding vivaciousness was Brazil's indefatigable Foreign Minister Oswaldo Aranha. While waiting, he expounded to his colleagues on the evils of Hitler. "Hitler," said Aranha, "has started two things which he will live to regret. One is his persecution of the Jews. That will come back to haunt German, for years. "The other is forcing the United States to become a great military nation. Before Hitler, the United States was one of the least militaristic militaristic countries in the world. It did not want to arm. But now that it is armed, its people will not permit it to be caught napping again. So it will suffer all the evils of militarism." "But, Dr. Aranha," interrupted Sumner Welles with a twinkle in his eye, "Brazil will suffer from the same evils; for all that we have in the way of military supplies Brazil will have also. We intend to send you tanks, airplanes, artillery until we have made you the strongest nation in Sputh America." "That remark,? interrupted Argentina's Foreign Minister Ruiz Ginazu, who had refused refused to break relations with the Axis, "has all the earmarks of a dig at the Argentine Foreign

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  1. The Express,
  2. 05 Feb 1942, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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