Foreign News: Fighting Talk

A broad-shouldered man with a photogenic grin stepped from a Navy bomber. Troops in red tunics and white helmets presented arms. A band played The Star-Spangled Banner. Four years ago the same man had visited Brazil as a private citizen. Now Colonel Frank Knox, U.S. Secretary of the Navy, came as a comrade in arms. He lunched with President Getulio Vargas, banqueted with Brazil's top fighting men, visited war plants and strategic airfields.

Primarily the Knox junket (aside from giving a restless man a break from Washington routine) was to inspect defenses against submarine attacks which have spread from Iceland to the...

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