FOREIGN RELATIONS: Bombers of Good Will

Last week the 45,000,000 citizens of Brazil celebrated two anniversaries—their 50th as a Republic, their second as a dictatorship. In honor of the occasion, plump Dictator-President Getulio Vargas proclaimed a paternal decree setting up a national commission for the protection of parents with many children.*

Guns cracked, the green-and-yellow flag of Brazil fluttered in the warm November breeze, the burghers of Rio de Janeiro lifted many a frosty glass to the traditional boast-toast: "God is a Brazilian."

Beaming on the whole proceedings was the U. S., South America's Good Neighbor who wants...

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