Center for Labor Education & Research, University of Hawaii - West Oahu: Honolulu Record Digitization Project

Honolulu Record, Volume 10 No. 9, Thursday, September 26, 1957 p. 7


U.S. Befriends No. 1 Enemy of Democracy

In a new book, "The Yoke and the Arrows," subtitled "A Report-on Spain," Herbert L Mathews, veteran correspondent of the New York Times and a member of its editorial conference laments that the U.S. has to make an ally of fascist Franco to get bomber and missile bases in Spain.

He applauds America's, attitude toward Communism But toward fascism; the U.S. stand is different Mathew’s finds. He says:

"We not only have a number of allies in Latin America who are fascists or the equivalent, but we would never lift a finger to prevent a Latin American country going fascist. When weak little Guatemala threatened to go Communist, we moved in and staged a revolution against the government."
By making a deal with Franco, Mathews says that the U.S. has 'made a bargain with one of the most tenacious and outstanding enemies of democracy in the world to defend democracy."

Make Friends
In a review of U.S. foreign policy for the New York Times, Sen. Paul H. Douglas of Illinois said:

"We should not let the zeal of the professional public relations men who now largely determine our foreign policy obscure the fact that the only real way to make a friend is to be a friend.

"In the long run, effective mutual help, rather than words, is the best creator of friendship and of peace.

"As we create better relations and raise the standard of living elsewhere, we shall build bastions of freedom where democracy can thrive."

p /> I do not say that at odd hours a patient must be given the regular hot dinner or supper. Few people would expect this.
But what is so complicated about opening and heating a can of soup, making some toast, or preparing instant coffee or tea? Why cannot a night nurse do these simple things after the kitchen to closed? Is it just too much trouble?

It is only common humanity to feed the hungry. If our hospitals are too big, too complex, too impersonal to do these small kindnesses for the sick, something is very wrong.