National Affairs: Goodwill in the Pampas

Biggest open link in Franklin Roosevelt's chain of Good Neighbors in the Western Hemisphere has been Argentina. For five years Mr. Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull have patiently, persistently struggled to overcome: 1) Argentina's historic dominance by Great Britain, 2) Argentine fears of U. S. imperialism, 3) Argentine insistence that the U. S. lift its 1930 ban on imports of pampas beef, 4) Argentina's across-the-table system of bilateral trade, 5) Argentina's able, egotistic Foreign Minister, Saavedra Lamas.

Two old friends long ago went to work to climb these big hurdles, many lesser ones. For the U. S.—glacial Sumner Welles, the...

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