THE AMERICAS: Arms and the Man

Several things happened last week to make diplomats wonder how long it would be before the policy of Pan-American solidarity got its first real test. From Barranquilla, Colombia, where she had been anchored since the war began, sailed the German freighter Helgoland without the formality of clearance papers. Aboard were six German aviators and 14 mechanics of the defunct Scadta Airline. Colombian Army airplanes took to the skies above the Caribbean, located the Helgoland plowing eastward in the direction of Martinique, reported her position to a U. S. neutrality patrol squadron...

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