CABLE RE KUGOWN - LA VOZ DEL EJERCITO -- NOTE TO HEGARTY (W/ATTACHMENT)

Created: 6/2/1954

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For Rodolfo.

Wo hod already noted in ouroted, that we conBidorod the article on allogod atom boa be printed in PRONTO irk noat unfortunate (because it tends tocare ln the wrong direction and because lt is likely to weaken tbe credibility of the paper)snd you agreed with us.

Wo find now, however, that the sane item has appeared lnfEL ZJEHCITU as well, "bile we understand that lt is difficult to control'the details of the editorial work of KaaflOwhich is published in anothert possible to exercise moro adequate editorial control over La VOZ?

CORNELIA also expressed concern about this article. She is quoted oo lu.vlnr stated the following!

S ATOKICAS destroys whatever faith one night hrve built up ln the rest of the paper. The paper ia addressed to the military. If any section of the general Guatemalan public is capable of receiving the more serious type propaganda, it's the emy and they know that no stonlc anas were received. It is too easy to see through that lie. Therefore the tendency could be to think, "if this articlealsehood, probably the othero are,nd the effectiveness of tho paper is lost.

(i. CORHtJJA also commented that the article "Hay Que Salvar el Honor Kill tar"much languago of tbe streets* tho article should have boonore seriouslevel. On the other hand, she suggests that right-hand corner boxbe reprinted in larger type sirce it is very Important to

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lease discuss the ebove criticisms with MANUEL and emphasize how important it i: to build up the pros tigo of LA VOZ, not to endanger it by thoughtlessly reprinted ltene as in the case ofomb article or by careless use of language which night offend the readers for which the paper is primarily Intended. Just because the papor in general fulfills its purpose well enough, we are very anxious to elininate such occasional mistakes, nderstand that It night be technically Impossible for you to read all manuscripts Tor LA VOZ before they go to the printer, but HAVZL should at least check vith you ell items of which he cannot be completely certain that the information is' correct aad thoeat ion desirable, "eke it clear toiplomatic way -that we do not want to interfere with his and his associates' work, buthelp his and rAXID's cause, by applying our such vaster sources of lid" areata on (as well es our greater experience ln propaganda and related natters).

Wo shall appreciate receiving from you notoply to the above,eneral report ao to how editorial natters of LA VOZ, PRONTu etc. are being roguUrly handled between you tnd Manuel, whether yon see any manuscripts in advanoe, etc.

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