ARGENTINA: Blast and Counter Blast

From the U.S. last week came another blast by Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Argentina, he said, was the center of fascist activities in this hemisphere.

Puffed Foreign Minister Orlando Peluffo: "Absurd!"

Cabildo, a pro-Nazi mouthpiece of the ultranationalists, ran an editorial entitled "The Intemperate Old Man," found Secretary Hull "prey to abnormal exasperation."

Anti-Nazi La Prensa, noting that Secretary Hull had made his charge in a press interview, deplored "diplomatic debate . . . outside normal procedure," observed that it exposed a statesman to "the danger of saying more than he would...