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In American Diplomacy Good-Neighbor Policy Brings Era cf Trust And Strong Defense By DAVID LAWRENCE. Overshadowed perhaps by the more spectacular news from the Far East, the achievement at Rio de Janeiro, whereby 21 American republics acted in unison against the "Axis can best b e meas ured by imagin ing the state of affairs the United States would be in today if the Nazis had bases In Brazil and in the countries immediate ly aurround lnf the Panama Can&l. David Lawranea. The return of Sumner Welle*. Undersecretary7 of State, has not been heralded as the triumph It really 1*. Nor has attention been fiven to the year and a hall of work done by Nelson Rockefeller and his Office of Inter-American Affairs in cultivating the ground on which the latest evidence of Pan-American •olidarity could be so firmly based. Deepdr, however, than the accom plishments of recent months is the spirit of the Good-Neighbor policy itself, which has been persistantly acclaimed by President Roosevelt and which will rank as one of the most constructive policies in the his tory of America's external relations. New Era of Trust. Again ahd again through past ad ministrations the Presidents and Secretaries of State have striven to impress on the Central and South American countries the sincerity of purpose of the United States, but it has remained for the Roosevelt ad ministration to reach the goal. Today Latin America trusts the United States to a greater extent than ever has been believed possible among 20 soverign nations of differ ing aspirations and interests. The reason for the success of the policy is that the American govern ment has at last learned thRt the nations to the South of us are In dependent in spirit and can neither be patronized nor bamboozled and that concrete measures of friendship are recognized as such when they are disinterestedly presented. While Secretary Hull and the en tire State Department have given Latin America a great deal of at- 1 tention in the last several years, It' is a fact.that economic and cultural relations inevitably had been neg lected in the rush of diplomatic business. Hence President Roose velt was .wise, in -setting said* a. separate institution of the Govern ment here to co-ordinate all com merical and cultural relations with Central and South America. In placing Mr. Rockefeller in charge of It, he chose a young man who had already spent considerable time In Pan-American relationships of a cultural as well as economic nature and whose enthusiasm for the na tions to the South of us was In fectious. The co-operation of Jesse Jones. Federal loan administrator, and Warren Lee Pierson, the head orthe Export-Import Bank, and the de velopment of a system of priorities and allocations through the Board of Economic Warfare, of which Vice President Wallace is the head, were all factors in laying the foundation for the progress made at Rio last month. Latin America has felt the pinch Of the world-wide economic situa tion. Shipping is scarce. Certain! raw materials and manufactured goods from the United States are vital to the preservation of the eco- | nomic equilibrium of most of the Pan-American countries. This was the kind of thing which, if mis-' handled, could have produced ill feeling or apathy when it became necessary to obtain uniform action In breaking with the Axis. Score Defense Victory. Once diplomatic relations are sev ered. fifth columnists can be weeded out, shore lines can be patrolled to prevent submarine bases from being established and generally America's defense can be promoted. One needs only to look at the map to realize whit Japan could do on the West Coast and what Germany could do In the South Atlantic if either na tion had air or submarine bases in this hemisphere. Messrs. Welles and Rockefeller and the entire Washing ton mechanism which has been spe cializing in Pan-American relations had as much to do with national de fense in what they have painstak ingly labored to accomplish these last 18 months as if they had been part of our military and naval forces themselves. What Is more important, however. Is that a foundation has been laid on which a permanent policy can be superimposed. The steps which the United States have taken, with the countries to the south of us re ciprocating, will live long in the memories of all the peoples In this hemisphere. It is the kind of con ■tructive relationship that a future armistice in this war, instead of sus pending, may well build further be cause it is a rare example of the kind of international co-operation that can be developed through the processes of reason and mutual trust. It is a milestone in American history. (Reproduction Rights Reserved.) Chauffeurs Plan Dance The Private Chauffeurs’ Benevo lent Association of the District will celebrate Its 18th anniversary with, a dance at the Shorehatn Hotel at 9 p.m. Thursday. There will be a pedal entertainment program. The public is invited. -r The Political Mill Flynn's Call for Democratic Congress Viewed By G. 0. P. as Invitation to Battle By GOULD LINCOLN. Chairman Edward J. Flynn of the Democratic National Com mittee last night called for the election of a Democratic House in the coming congressional elec tions. That is entirely natural. When he added, however, ‘‘I nat urally feel that no misfortune ex cept a major military defeat could ■ befall this country to the extent involved in the election of a Con gress hostile to the President,” he went top far, in the opinion of the Republicans. The G. O. P. leaders insist they are just as anxious to win the war—and to • id the President in the war ef fort— as the Democrats. They resent being told that the elec tion of a "Congress hostile to the President"—which, they say, can only mean a Republican Con gress. when the remainder of Mr. Flynn's remarks are considered— would equal a "major military de feat.” *' "It's a defeat of the Democratic party which Mr. Flynn la clearly thinking about—hot of the Na tion,” Sena.tr . Austin of Vermont, assistant Republican leader of the Senate, suggested. Wilson Tried It. Mr. Flynn has thrown down the gauntlet in a big way to the political foe—if any needed throwing. It was Just a little early In coming. But It may be taken for granted that as time progresses the plea for the elec tion of a Democratic Congress as a necessary requisite to winning the war will be shouted louder and louder by Mr. Flynn and by other Democrats. The same kind of plea was made in 1918, during the last World War, when Presi dent Woodrow Wilson was in the White House and a congressional election was at hand. How much It had to do with what happened in that election it is not possible to estimate closely. The result, however, was the election of a Republican House majority. Chairman Flynn also gave in his address last night in the Na tional Radio Forum a good pre view of the kind of attack which the Democratic high command will launch against the Republic ans. It will seek to crucify the G. O. P. as the party of isola tionism, as the party which re sisted by Its votes in Congress the various steps which the Roosevelt administration initi ated for national defense. Mr. Flynn's remarks were directed particularly to Representative “Joe” Martin, Republican leader of the House and also chairman of the Republican National Com mittee. Mr. Martin previously had delivered an address in which he claimed for the G.' O.- Pi the right to criticize aonstruo* tively the course of the adminis tration, even though a war is on. Mr. Flynn called attention td the fact" that Lease-Lend Act was fought by the Republican party, with Mr. Martin participating; that when the President some time ago had asked for an ap propriation to fortify the Island of Guam, it had been attacked by Representative Fish as an at tempt to start a conflict where there was no thought of war, and that Mr. Martin had voted with him against that appropriation. And further, that Mr. Martin and the great bulk of the Republic ans had voted against the ex tension of military service act. Vulnerable as Isolationists. The Republicans are vulnerable to this kind of attack. They played the isolationist game— with some exceptions—despite the growing conviction in the country that the United States could not remain Isolated. Mr. Flynn makes the point that if the Republican leadership had pre vailed the country would have been in deplorable state when war did come. To this Republicans reply that the country was in no readiness for war—despite the fact that billions of dollars had been ap propriated last year for national defense, with their votes going along. Furthermore, they Insist that for the Democratic leaders ship to revert now to the failure of Republicans in Congress to vote for' lease-lend and other measures proposed by the Presi dent in line with his foreign pol icy, merely serves to bring to the fore again the old bitterness be tween the isolationist groups and the Interventionist groups. What is needed now, they say, is unity of people and purpose to win the war. If the Democrats wish to • make that kind of attack, they add. It is their belief it will react against them—not the Repub licans. That Is a question, how ever. which the elections them selves alone can answer. The upshot of the Flynn speech, following that of Mr. Martin, is clearly the beginning of political campaign that, may become one of the most brisk be fore it closes. In the course of his speech, Mr. Flynn remarked that "it is plain to every one that the Republican party is not as much interested in winning the war as it is interested in con trolling the House of Representa tives." That, in the opinion of Mr. Martin, removes all wraps from the G. O. P. in the coming fight. Brick Bats to Fly. It is idle to think In any case that there can be a campaign for political elections without a fight. Brick bats will be thrown by both sides. Both aides will claim that they wish above all things to win the war against the Axis power*. Both sides will claim that they, and they alone, can really do a first-class Job at winning the war. As for their own private and par ticular war, they will attend to that, too. Chairman Flynn also has an nounced plans for raising some much-needed cash for the Demo cratic war coffers. Instead of holding the usual Jackson Day dinners at which the Democrats subscribe anywhere from $100 a plate to $5, $3 and $2, a series of dinners will be held February1 23. when George Washington's birthday will be celebrated, and President Roosevelt will deliver another "hreslde chat." He point- ‘ j »d oat that the Democratic Na- * i tlonal Committee has a debt of about $600,000 still on its hands, igfOWWg!’OQt of the fast campaign. And he called the coming con gressional election "perhaps the mogt Important in our country's/ history.” Mr. Flynn took occasion in his address to recall that the Presi dent in the summer of 1940 had appointed two distinguished Republicans, Secretary of War Stimson and Secfetary of the Navy Knox, to his cabinet, and that he had appointed others engaged in the war effort, among them former Secretary of War Patrick J. Hurley, now Minister to New Zealand. "It Is a real coalition Government,” com mented Mr. Flvnn. If that is so. retort the Republicans, "why all the fuss about electing Repub licans to Congress?” CTHE opintona of the writers on this page are their own, not x necessarily The Star’s. Such opinions are presented in The Star’s effort to give all sides of questions of interest to its readers, although such opinions may be contradictory among themselves and directly opposed to The Star’s. Navy's Blow at Jap Bases Skillful Maneuver Executed by U. S. In Catching Crafty Enemy Napping By COL. FREDERICK PALMER. ‘‘The-quality of our naval officers and men has not changed," I wrote recently. “Let us be patient. We shall again be cheering our Navy." E v l dentiy a special task force for the mission was assigned to the attack on the Marshall and one of the Gil bert Islands. That on the Marshalls was one which had been anticipated as one of our Initial steps in a war with Ja pan. Col. Frt4 trick Ftlmtr. Lest our neet oe struck in nans and rear in any movement far west ward. we had to dig the Japs out of the 2,000-mile stretch of their mandated islands, which they had long been fortifying. We had only started fortifying Guam as a way station bp-se in their midst. The measure of combat results is in the amount of damage done in ratio to the costs. We brought our warships so close that ours guns were in range of their bases. While a bomber has only a second over the target and has a limited supply of ammunition, a naval gun, once on the target, pours on a succession of shells out of the plentiful reserve in the ship's magazines. Base* ‘Crippled or Destroyed. None of ours ships wm seriously damaged. We crippled or destroyed the bases, also auxiliary ships which are vital in supply for bases and warships. It was the Jap air force which was caught this time off the alert. Eleven of our flyers failed to re turn. One has only to Itnow our naval flyers to know the spirit and skill with which they drove at their objectives. We hit the Japanese in a vulner able spot, and we must have gotten most important Information about other weak spots. If the main Jap battle fleet is in the mandated is lands, it chose not to come out for action, or did not get out promptly enough. But it may be sure it will have another chance. A skillful job was done against a crafty enemy who was caught napping. Destroying the new base the Japs were making on an Island of the Gilbert group, which were captured after the war, should be further assurah'ce to the Australians. Our Navy has pushed the bows of Its ships half way from Hawaii to North Australia. It is not in order,to indulge ip, undue elation or prophecy as to the next move. We have ships built! for long-range cruising In view of j the Pacific distances. But sure progress against an enemy who is sticking out his neck is better than the delays that might come from sticking out our own. A question of tactical naval policy and timing are involved with the hot impatience of the Navy to avenge Pearl Harbor when we are all praying that it can blast a pas sage for relief to Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur. He and his Regulars and Filipinos still have the honor of having given the Japs their greatest surprise. The gun fire of our fortress system at the entrance to Manila Bay crushed the barges thick with Jap 2 Held for Grand Jury In Fatal Shootings Two men charged by police last week with fatal shootings were or dered held for the action of the grand jury by a coroner’s jury yes terday. The men are Thomas Dorsey, colored, 25, and Robert Butler, col ored, 31, of the 1100 block of Fifth street N.W. Dorsey is charged by police with the fatal shooting of his wife, Mrs. Maggie Dorsey, 29, on January 29 in the basement of an apartment house at.1424 Sixteenth street N.W. Butler allegedly shot to death Jesse Brown, colored. 40. of the 1200 block of Kirby street N.W. on January 31. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. Bad Coughs Yield Quickly To This Home Mixture surprisingly tjuick Relief. No Cooking. Saves Money. •Mere * a medicine for coughs due to colds, that you mix in jour own kitchen, it's soJ easy to prepare that a| child could do it. but it's so effective that, once tried, you'll never again be without it. Make a syrup by stirring ; rups or granulated sugar and one cup of water a few moments, until dis solved. No cooking needed—no trouble at all. — Then get 2H ounces of Tinex from J d™se,st. put it into a pint bottle and add your syrup. This gives you t lull pint—a family supply—01 v< ry wonderful cough syrup. It’s thrifts too—about four times as much for i your money. 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MacArthur is taking prisoners. With gun fire and rifle Are, In aggressive fighting, at close quarters, he has shattered crack Jap shock divisions. Barfei Driven Back. The wonder of the whole Far Eastern campaign would be if Batan and Corregldor should hold out longer than Singapore. Already the Japs have massed on the north side of the mile-wide stretch of water which makes Singapore an island. Already, In their haste to finish this job on schedule when they have failed in others, they have essayed a crossing, but gun fire has sunk or driven back their barges< They have exposed themselves by land, sea and air to /lank attack in their drive down the narrow Malay Pelnlnsula. An expeditionary force from Burma could cut their com munications by landing on the west coast. Wide open strategic oppor tunity calls for the effort even as a stroke of desperation. Foreseeing this danger, the Japs have sought to block it by their of fensive against Rangoon. Sir Arch ibald P. Wavell may be biding his time to strike after the Japs are heavily engaged, suffering big losses,, and need more men and materiel to continue the siege of Singapore. But the British are so hard pressed in the defense of Rangoon they may have no forces to spare for such a venture. The Singapore garrison has cleared the field of fire for the fortress guns. But apparently the people who occupied It were evac uated to the south shore. All the residential population of 1.500,000 and an Immense number of refugees are still on the island. They must have food and drinking water of which there is a shortage, and this becomes a serious handicap no matter if the fortress is strong and has a well supplied garrison. The magazines and living space for the soldiers are not sunk in the rock as are those of Corregidor. and of Malta, which has withstood bomb ings since the war began. (Ileleaeed by the North American Newipeper Alliance, Ine.) Money Makes Mules Go, At $500 Per Pair By the Ai*ocI»ted Press. COLUMBIA. Tenn., Feb. 3 Mules sold yesterday at $500 a pair, ■ a price not seen here since the first World War.. , I L. B. Robinson sold a pair of mate . mules for $500 even and Charles SWllington received $525 for a pair. Mr. Robinson said his mules were valued J$st spring ,at between tart4 and $400.' 'u..- s-| The supply of mules was inade quate to fill buyers’ needs for the first time this winter. This Changing World Anzacs Want to Doal Directly With U. S. On All Matters Affecting Pacific Defense By CONSTANTINE BROWN. There Is a strong desire on the part of Australia and New Zea land to make Washington the center of strategy of all Allied operations in the Pacific. Although It Is believed the Canadians would not oppose such a scheme, opposition In the Brit ish cabinet and House of Com mons is certain, over fear of what may happen to the Pacific dominions after the war if they become accustomed to looking to the United States as their prin cipal pillar of support. TUe Australian and New Sea* X car* much fca tuii/ land government* are not partic ularly worried now about post war problems Their main con cern is to save their territories from invasion. Because the United States has its hands freer than Great Brit ain and because this country is the arsenal of democracy and the principal source of man power for the Pacific war, the Canberra and Auckland governments want to deal as directly as possible with Washington in all matters concerning defense of the Pacific. It Is obvious to all who know the state of mind of those two im portant partners of the British Empire that there is no question of severing ties with London. The desire of Australia and New Zea land to have Washington as the strategic center of the Pacific war is due solely to the fact that the dominions can't afford de lays. Singapore an Eye-Opener. What is happening at Singa pore today has been an eye opener for the dominions. Be cause the British high command decided to ehsse wlll-o’-the-wisp Gen. Erwin Rommel, the newest and best American and British bombers and pursuit planes were concentrated in Libya and only left-overs were sent to defend Singapore and the Malay Penin sula. This strategy is packed with more disastrous consequences than if the British had merely maintained themselves in de fensive positions on the Egyptian Libyan border and had sent an adequate number of bombers and other types of planes to the Par East. Even today, it is feared in the Pacific dominions, Great Britain may decide, or be compelled to slow down the flow of war mate rial and men to the threatened Pacific areas In the event the Nazis begin an all-out attack In the Mediterranean and the Near East or attempt an Invasion of Great Britain. There is complete co-ordination between the Japanese and Nazi general staffs. Should the Jap anese encounter stiff opposition from the United Nations, it is more than probable that Hitler will start operations threatening the vital lines of Great Britain or the islands themselves. It Is only natural for the London govern ment. considering the shirt closer than the coat, to make every pos sible effort to stop the direct Nazi threat to England. Britain Can't Spare Planes. Britain Is still relying to a great extent on war materials and even man power from the United State*. For the time being, ahe can spare a few divisions and a number of planes for the Pacific area. But she cannot spare men of-war or planes In great quan tities. When the Nazi attack begins, and moat military experts believe it cannot be delayed more than a few weeks, Britain will need every man and plane at her disposal. When this happens — assuming that the German attack will be gin before the Japanese are phys ically exhausted—the dominions fear they will be told to fend for themselves In the defense of their territories. Australia and New Zealand be #»c<- Be ***** <9U(CiCftA. CVKX. S~i lieve the problem facing the United 8tates is very close to their own. They are convinced that America, with its ever-grow ing industrial power and its huge potential of man power, will be In a better position than Britain to rush to their support in time of need. Thus, without prejudice to Brit ain's position in the war. they would like to have their own plenipotentiaries in Washington to deal directly with the United States Government and to discuss, on their own. the Pacific strategy. Their shouts for help are more audible in Washington than In London. ' Englishman Donates To Manila Raid Victims By the Associated Press. MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 3 -cFrom mufeh bombed England a 10-shilllng dona tion has come for the ‘‘Manila air raid victim*’ fund." Mayor C. H. Reeder displayed the British note, worth $1.10, and a letter, from the donor, w. H. Dear war of Haddenham. Cambridgeshire, ashing that the money be placed in the proper fund for "relieving the victims of the Japanese blitzkreig of Manila." - The Mayor said he would turn the money over to the Army-Navy Relief Fund. PUBLIC AUCTION By Catalogue) Mondoy thru Soturdoy, Feb. 9th to 14th, at 1 P.M. Daily French and English Period Furniture OBJETS D'ART • SILVER • CHINA ORIENTAL RUGS • JEWELRY A Collection of 75 ' VALUABLE OIL PAINTINGS from various sources and a 5-Pc. Regency Salon Suite in 18th Century Needlepoint LOUIS XV AMARANTH VITRINE Bronte Statuette, Pan of Rohallion, by F. 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No, Its new problem Is an old one, and In volves what Kip ling once fool ishly described as “a rag.« bone and a hank of hair!” You're right. folk*, It'* the gals. Blue-eyed gals and skinny gals. Redhead ed gals and over •Henry MeLemore. sized gals. Serious gals and flighty gals. All sizes and all sorts of gals. Since the attack on Pearl Harbor Calif ornla's major airplane factories have employed thousands and thou sands of woman workers. There la scarcely a plant that doesn't have a powder room or where the rouge and lipstick doesn’t stand on equal terms with the cut plug and the briar pipe. The girls are doing a magnificent job. They have proved they are worth the 60 end 75 cents an hour that they receive for helping in the assembling of bombers and fighters and trainers. On the more monoto nous Jobs—you know, the kind where, for hour after liour, you tuck a little bit of wire hefe, you twist a bolt here, you pat something down here—they have show’h themselves to be more efficient than men. * * a * But the girls have produced a few headaches, Just as girls have alwaya done since Eve was determined to keep the doctor away with a bit* Into that forbidden wlnesap. Clothes have been a great problem. When the plants were first opened to woman workers the gals arrived on the Job wearing any and every i thing. They came in voile creations, dotted swiss jobs, crepe print num bers. tailored suits. Mother Hub bards. boudoir aprons, slacks, shorts and almost everything else that you j can find in a girl's wardrobe. Tough foremen threw up their hands In horror. Hard-bitten ma ■ chinlsts quivered and shook at the ‘ sight. Overalled mechanics mut | tered oaths that all but started the motors of nearby planes. The girls were told that they must report in slacks; that to allow them | to frisk around in billowing skirts would endanger their lives. No one really knew the variety of slacks that were worn until the girls started showing up for work in their : slacks. The cute girl workers, the pretty ones, and the well—well, the well built ones—took to slacks that were more appropriate for the first line of a Broadway chorus than an air plane factory. Quite a rumpus was raised when the foremen of one factory rebelled against a worker wearing a trousers and halter outfit. He demanded that she cover up some of the exposed sections of her anatomy. The girl said okay, she would, but not until the men in the shop abandoned the habit of working without their shirts. This developed into quite a battle. The men said they had been working without shirts for years and they would be blankety-blank if any gal could come in and dictate how they should dress. You know who won, dont you, or aren't you married? * * * * What the airplane factories want is a standardized girl worker. Ones that are too pretty upset the place. As a matter of fact, the ones that are too lovely and look too well In a sweater, say, are not employed. It has been found that this type upsets the production of a plant. Some nosey statistician has figured out that to tatfe a Hollywood starlet through a factory is magnifi cent for morale but terrible for pro duction, and costs dozens of man hours. It seems that no matter how patriotic a workman Is, how Inter ested he is In his work, he simply can't help being more interested in a delicious little thing in a sunsult than he is In a bomber. The thousands and thousands of woman workers' are determined not to lose their feminity. A Los An geles depaWment store, in polling them to ascertain a market for their merchandise, found that the girls wanted only one kind of clothes— the frilliest, fluffiest stuff that could be stitched up by hand or machine. I'm afraid that, war or no war, women are not going to be stand ardized. What are your views on the sub ject? Write me care of the Dead Letter Office and let me know. (Distributed by MrNsusht Byndicst*. Ine.) Freighter Escapes U-Boat Sighted Off Hatteras By the Associated Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 3 —Officers and crew members of the American freighter Bellingham sighted an enemy submarine off Cape Hatteras on the night of January 37, It was announced officially last night by the 3d Naval District. As to whether the submarine made any attempt to attack the Bellingham, which Immediately changed from the course it had been following, there was a differ ence of opinion between officers who were on the bridge and one member of the crew, said the an nouncement read by Ensign Norton Wood of the Public Relations Office. "No attack was apparent to the officers who were on the bridge.” the announcement said, "but a fire* man who was on the after deck house, thought afterward that he had seen a torpedo cut across their wake.” The incident, the Announcement said, was reported by Capt. H. C. Willis of the Bellingham, a 5.345 ton vessel which carries a crew at at.