THE AMERICAS: Flying Back From Rio

In 28 hours' flying time the Anzac Clipper, camouflaged for day flying and blacked out at night, clocked 4,350 statute miles last week, bringing U.S. Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles home in record time from the Rio de Janeiro Conference of American foreign ministers.

Although an immediate unanimous diplomatic rupture with the Axis had been thwarted by Chilean-Argentine opposition. Statesman Welles and such other notable statesmen as Brazil's President Getulio Vargas and Foreign Minister Oswaldo Aranha, Mexico's Foreign Minister Ezequiel Padilla and Uruguay's Alberto Guanú had given new meaning to the term...