EM EM : monthly magazine - 01.07.1941, Blaðsíða 5

EM EM : monthly magazine - 01.07.1941, Blaðsíða 5
Em Em 5 ‘ 'ir ' — > 'Stewart Says— ^ Latin America yffc OfFers Wallace í Tough Problem Þ~---------------------<! By CHARLES P. STEWART Central Press Columnist BESIDES attending to the vice presidency, it’s proclaimed from the White House that Henry A. Wallace is to be the administra- tion’s chief k e e p e r-u p of lovely relations among all the Pan - American republics. Primarily we want our Latin neighbors to go on liking us. here in the United States. as they’re be- ginning to do unde-r-fche R o o s evelt re- gime. after con- siderable preceding bad manage- ment on our part, and some on theirs, too, perhaps. There’s ^another thing we also want, though. It’s important. from the standpoint of the whole Pan- American outfit, to have the vari- ous southern governments on good terms with one another. Independ- ently. of us, they quarrel among themselves occasionally. It will be principally up to Henry to smooth out any such unpleasantnesses as may develop. Óur v. p. is delegated to look after this particular job be- cause he’s quite a Latin Amer- ican specialist. He got interested in our neighbors somehow. studied them intensively, learned to speak Spanish (he’ll need to acquire Por- tuguese likewise) and understands the new worldly Latin tempera- ment much better than the average YanquL That’s their word for Yan- kee. Between spells of vice presiden- Ual duty in the senate chamber it’s expected that Henry will pay vis- its to the southern continent. He paid one to Mexico not long ago and it wasn’t much of a success. A Mexican political faction stoned our embassy while he was there. That wasn’t his fault, however. It was due to a row between Mexi- cans themselves, and we happened fo get ajþit o£ the overflow. ,- y T ' He Láughed It Ofl . It simply was one of those rum- pusea íhentioned above as alwáys liable to break out to the south of us, which it will be Henry’s mission to try to pacify. Indeed, maybe he helped to pacify that one. It sub- sided, anyway. Henry behaved ad- mirably. He just laughed off the embassadorial stoning instead of niáking a diplomatic incident out of it. That’s precisely the right way to get on with those mercu- rial neighbors of ours. At this very juncture a situa- tion’s starting to present itself that may call for plenty of Henry’s best guessing. It appears that the Axis powers are getting from Latin America large quantities of supplies they greatly need ta go on with their war against Britain. Britain’s At- lantic blockade shuts off the Axis’ Latin American source across that ocean, though it’s said a little eas- ily portable stuff is transplanted by plane. Bulkier shipments, how- ever, are ferried from the west coast over the Pacific to Japan, thence to Vladivostok, thence through Siberia and European Rus- sia to Germany. Britain’s navy is too busy on the Atlantic and in the Mediterranean to patrot the Pacific and, since we’re supposed not to be in the vvar, our Pacific fleet can’t do it. To be sure, it’s no secret that we’re opposed to the supplying of the Axis via the Pacific and Jap- Russian route And, so far as the United States is concerned, we can prevent it by a policy of export em- bargoes. In fact, to a certain ex- tent, though not wholly, we’ve done it. But we can’t dictate embargoes to the Latin Americas—not with- out making them perfectly furious and knocking our entire Pan- American good neighborly pro- gram into a cocked hat instanter And the Latin Americas show no signs of an inclination to slap on any embargoes. It’s natural that they shouldn’t; they want that out- let for their surpluses. Weli, an alternative’s suggested. It’s this. Let U. S. Buy It? Let the United States buy up all of those Latin American surpluses, leaving notliing to be sold to the Axis aggreaation. „ „ ivow L,aun ainerica does produce a few commodities that we require, in almost unlimited quantities— such as tin, coffee and some mis* cellaneous tropical stuff. In the main, though, they produce about; the same thines that we do. So Joins U. S. Fleet ~1 Sliding down the ways at tlie Charleston (S. C.) Navy Yard is the destroyer Ingraham, latest addition to America’s rapidly growing three- ocean navy. Mrs. George Ingraham Hutchinson, granddaughter of Cap- tain Ingrahani, for whom the war- ship is named, officiated at the christening. nuvv actt vve gtjmg tu uuy uicm vuu 100 per cent, dumping our pur-l chases onto our domestic market! in competition with Yankee proJ duction ? One answer is that we mightj hand the whole collection over td Britain. Yet if we did we know we} never would be paid for it. And thd cost of buying out Latin Americd bodily, on top of defensive prepar-t edness and weapons, munitionsí maritime and aviation aid to Johií Bull, would be terrific. Are we dud to feed as well as arm him? Isn’t that a problem for Henry Wallace to chew on ?


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