Radio: Big Bertha

The Monroe Doctrine has kept European armies out of South America but it cannot keep out European voices. Lately the U. S. Government has been so worried about short-wave propaganda broadcasts to South America by Germany and Italy that it has considered establishing a Federal radio station to compete with them. Not to be caught napping, U. S. private broadcasters, who fear a Government yardstick station as the devil fears holy water, two years ago began to bid with renewed wattage and State Department tutoring for the ears of the South American audience.

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