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MEMBER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With confidence fa oar armed forces with the unboandiug determination of ear people — we will gain Ike inevitable triumph — so help ae God. —Roosevelt’s War Message. SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 1944 Our Chief Aim r To aid in every way the prosecution ef the war to complete Victory. _ THOUGHT TOR TODAY [ Nothing sets a person so much oat of the devil’s reach as humility. Jonathan Edwards. --V George Won’t Do It f - The responsibility for Wilmington’s future belongs exactly where Mr. Walter Blucher placed it in his Friday address—on the com munity itself. There has been too much incli nation to assume that somehow the war boom will continue after the war ends. Also we are too prone to think that if we have a recession after the war, somebody, somehow, will do something about it. As to the first point, die Impending elosing of Camp Davis will give us a stem reminder of the realities of life, and if the shipyard curtails its program in part or wholly, we shall be confronted with an economic crisis such as we have never faced before. As to the second, it should be repeated over and over that no person, firm or agency outside the community it likely to be more interested in what happens to us than we are ourselves. If we have no pro gram for meeting and solving our problems, we need not expect others to hand us one ready-made. Other people will have problems of their own. A factor of perhaps still greater Importance is that a great many people are deeply and sincerely concerned about the post-war period but are strangely hesitant over doing anything about it. We suspect that the reasons are, first, that we feel ourselves to be too busy dur ing these war times, and, second, that we don’t have much idea what can be done so are inclined to do nothing. Either attitude can be fatal. No person who plans to continue to make Wilmington his home can truthfully say that he cannot afford to invest as much time as necessary to solving the post-war dilemma now. There would be no difficulty from now if this problem is not tackled and licked, and if economic disaster comes as it certainly will if we neglect the situation. As for those who hesitate to act because of fce complexity of the problem, It is necessary to remember that any job can be accomplish ed if it is approached with common sense and determination. The way to do a big job is to break it down into a series of jobs more nearly eur size, and then assailing these one by one. This applies to the shaping erf the future of eur community just as It does to any other task. While no miracle’s should be expected, we can have approximately the kind of com munity we want, if we (1) decide what we do want, (2) assign responsibility for getting it, and (3) insist on results. Above all, let us remember that the Job is our own. It need not dismay us. There is zest hi tackling problems of size and difficulty, and there is great satisfaction in overcoming them. --V Something Really New Over 17,000,000 American hornet art heated today by stovei. For about as many centuries as we know, mankind’s pipmary wants have been: palat able food, a compatible mate, shelter and bodi ly warmth, * As to heat, Benjamin Franklin observed thal there had been almost no progress for 2,00C years and put together his famous idea ir home heating. But at last a new stove that is really s furnace is here—a stove that one can forget foi a week in moderate winter weathef — thal burns up its own smoke—that whacks one-thirc off the coal bill for a starter—that Can heal an entire bungalow snugly—that will cost lest than a hundred dollars—that is ready for post war use. This new departure in heating embrace* th< most radical and revolutionary principles tha have ever been advanced for economical com fort for the great bulk of American homes It has been developed by the bituminous coa industry’s best technical minds, cooperatini with leading United States manufacturers o heating equipment. Real Estate Opinions What about the future of real estate? That question is a frequent one these days and one of the best answers we’ve heard is the opinion of home financing executives in fourteen industrial centers where the greatest increase in the civilian population has come as the result of the. war boom. They believe the 1939-1940 level in real estate prices will be the floor beneath such prices for a consider able period after the war. In an opinion survey conducted by the United States Savings and Loan league, several of these managers of member saving and loan as sociations of the league felt that the price level in real estate would remain firm into the post-war period, while the majority suggested that a gradual tpering off of prices by from 10 to 25 cent would eventuate in the readjust ment period. Half of those replying to the league’s ques tionnaire said that at the close of the war there is likely to be a good demand for new homes in the medium and higher-cost brackets, from $6,000 upward. This would be true, they said, even where there was some overbuilding in the lower-cost homes on which there has been a concentration of building attention since wartime restrictions went into effect. Quite generally the managers foresee after the transition has been made a peace industry surpassing cbnsiderably the pre-war planning under way in many industries will stand them in good stefd. The opinions generally take into considera tion the certainty that the extent and ease with which peacetime construction can take over war industry facilities depends on the type of industry involved. While many manufacturing plants now producing munitions will be able to absorb practically all their present facilities, they conclude, shipbuilding centers will have a much more difficult time in keeping present labor and facilities employed. The survey of post-war prospects among savings and loan executives was made in the following cities: Dayton, Ohio; Charleston, S. C.; Wichita, Kans.; Galveston and San An tonio, Texas; Berkeley, Oakland, Alameda and San Diego, California; Seattle, Wash; Port land, Oregon; Newport News and Norfolk, Va.; and Savannah, Georgia. -V a m ^nesi campaign < The appointment of Ranald Stewart as gen eral chairman of the Community War Chest for New Hanover county is a wise selection. Known as a man who can do the job, this able retail executive is well fitted for the im portant assignment. His record of civic ac tivity, such as his work as a member of the Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington, shows his willingness to accept the opportuni ties of leadership in community service. Because Mr. Stewart is a good organizer, the Chest should enter the campaign period, set for the first two .weeks in October, with its preliminary arrangements in fine order. But the complete success for the campaign will not be up to Mr. Stewart or his staff and corps of workers. That will be decided by the people of the city and county. Their subscrip tions will determine the degree of achievement of the drive and the volume of continuation of the Chest’s program. That it deserves to continue, an a well-fin anced basis, is known to all familiar with its good works. The several agencies participat ing in its funds are able to function with greater efficiency and considerably less fin ancial worry than ever before. And the com munity’s contributors, who in the past have been subjected to many seperate money drives, have derived peace and comfort through the merger of many into one. Solicitors now knock at the door but one time during the year, not at frequent intervals. Because the Chest has so ably solved the problems of support for the community’s charity, character building and public agen cies it is proper to expect the people upon whose gifts they subsist to adjust their budgets well in advance of its campaign and be pre pared to make liberal contributions when the drive gets under way. It is not too early to begin thinking of your contribution to the community-wide financial effort. * -V Enduring Fame Miss Mae West came back to Broadway from Hollywood as the author and star of a costume play about Imperial Russia. Its -title was "Catherine Was Great.” According to the critics, Catherine may have been, but the play wasn’t. Even so, Miss West may take heart, for her place in history is secure. Inflated life jackets will surely continue to bear her name when the names of the critics who panned her are long forgotten. SO THEY~SAY Many here at home are talking of a quick victory through a collapse of the German army. I tell you that such a collapse is not yet ap parent to our men who are locked in combat with a brutal, resourceful and stubborn ene my- — Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson. -v-• , So long as we have faith in democracy, which means faith in ourselves, and in our willingness to assume the responsibilities in herent in the rights which we proclaim, no power on earth can stop us. — Dr. Everett Case, president Colgate U. -V The lieutenant was; full of wrath and con. tempt. With his right wing tip he cut the cords , of the enemy parachute and sent the enemj pilot hurtling to destruction. — Jap war cor respondent, writing from China. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.—Back in Washing ton after a vacation in the “disgruntled, but still solid South,” we find that those who fre quent the National Press club’s council table —where the "problems of the world are solved daily” — have currently placed President Roosevelt out ,in front in his campaign for a fourth term. “The boys”—meaning the fellows who chron icle the daily activity of this war-time capital Qf the world for the press—are generally will ing to back up their opinions with cold cash, with Emil Hurja, versatile editor of Pathfind er magazine, virtually a lone wolf .as an en thusiastic supporter of the G. O. P. at any thing near even money. Summing up the situation following a lengthy luncheon council table conference, it would appear that the Roosevelt-Truman ticket has a total of 20 states in the bag, with electoral votes aggregating 188, as against the Dewey Bricker slate’s 16 states, with a total of 152 electoral votes. This leaves 12 doubtful states, with 191 electoral votes, but most agree that more than half these states are showing a trend toward the Fourth Termers. Concentrate on New York Both parties are certain to concentrate their blitz guns upcn New York, having 47 electoral votes, and Pennsylvania, with 35. A total of 266 electoral votes are necessary to cinch the election. Council table conclusions would provide for a distribution of the votes as follows: Dem. State* Vote 1940 Majorities Alabama —-.- 11 . 208,000 Democratic Arizona ......—.... 4 41,000 Democratic Arkansas —....... 9 116,000 Democratic California .. 25 526,000 Democratic Florida .. 8 223,000 Democratic Georgia -....... 12 242,000 Democratic Kentucky .....—. 11 147,000 Democratic Louisiana -- 10 267,000 Democratic Missouri .......... 15 87,000 Democratic Mississippi __ 9 166,000 Democratic Montana _.... 4 46,000 Democratic Nevada ..._...._ 2 10,000 Democratic New Mexico __ 4 24,000 Democratic North Carolina__ 14 396,000 Democratic Oklahoma .....—. 10 126,000 Democratic Rhode Island ...... 4 44,000 Democratic South Carolina _ 8 94,000 Democratic Tennessee __.... 12 1821000 Democratic Utah _........... 4 61,000 Democratic Virgina ..—. 11 126,000 Democratic Total Electoral Vote 188 Rep. State* Vote 1940 Majorities Colorado __... 6 14,000 Republican Idaho .. 4 21,000 Democratic Illinois .....—. 28 95,000 Democratic Iowa .............. 10 54,000 Republican Kansas . 8 125,000 Republican Maine_.......... 5 7,000 Republican Michigan ......... 19 7,000 Republican Minnesota 11 48,000 Democratic Nebraska .. 6 89,000 Republican New Hampshire ... 4 15,000 Democratic North Dakota —.. 4 30,000 Republican Ohio .. 25 147,000 Democratic South Dakota .... 4 46,000 Republican Vermont .. 3 14,000 Republican Wisconsin ......... 12 25,000 Democratic Wyoming __ 3 7,000 Democratic Total Electoral Vote 152 “Doubtful” States Vote 1940 Majorities Connecticut . 8 56,000 Democratic Delaware _ 3 13,000 Democratic Indiana _........ 13 25,000 Republican Maryland _ 8 115,000 Democratic Massachusetts .... 16 137,000 Democratic New Jersey . 16 71,000 Democratic New York_ 47 224,000 Democratic Oregon .. 6 39,000 Democratic Pennsylvania _ 35 282,000 Democratic Texas . 23 641,000 Democratic Washington _... 8 140,000 Democratic West Virginia .... 8 123,000 Democratic Total Electoral Vote 191 Conceding for the sake of argument that the “council table” analysis of the Democratic and Republican states is about as accurate as experienced and unbiased forecasters could make it, although there may be one or two in each column that could cause argument, the fact that there are 191 electoral votes at stake in the “doubtful” states is proof posi tive that Mr. Roosevelt faces the battle of his career in his efforts to retain the helm of the Ship of State and have a voice in “win ning the war” and "winning the peace” that follows. Despite the efforts of Gov. Thomas E. Dew ey, of New York, the Republican candidate, to remove the subject of post war collabora tion as an issue in the current campaign, the fact remains that the people generally regard the G. O. P. as the party of the isolationists. Mr. Roosevelt, astute 'politician that he is, certainly is not going to permit removal of the collaboration issue if he can help it. Must Repeat Declaration Most of those who frequent the “council table” agree that with such men as former President Herbert Hoover and Senator Robert A. Taft, of Ohio, among the leading sponsors of the Dewey-Bricker ticket. Gov. Dewey is going to have to repeat, again and again, his declaration favoring America’s collaboration with other nations in a post War program to preserve the peace, embraced in a speech the New York executive delivered before the American Newspaper Publishers association last April. The age-old high tariff policy of the G.O.P. and the isolationist sentiment of Col. Robert R. McCormick’s Chicago Tribune and mem bers of the Old Guard die-hard group who have retained their seats in congress most certainly will be remembered by many elec tion-wise Americans who know from bitter ex perience that platform planks of both parties are often designed more as stepping stones into office than as permanent policies to be fought for after election. Recent Gallup polls give Gov. Dewey a slight edge in New York, and there are many here who point to the Republican governor’s heavy majority in 1942. But there are also many who, while conceding that the diminutive Em pire’ State executive is a vote-getter, insist that-the situation will be different when he’s running against FDR. New York’s 47 elec toral votes, plus the apparent closeness of the vote, will make that state the chief bat tleground of the campaign. Ranking next to New York in* importance PUSHED AROUND AND TIRED OF IT With The AEF Street Of Intrigue By KENNETH L. DIXON ROME, Aug. 9.—(Delayed)—(A>)— Via Margutta is a narrow little highwalled tree-shaded street hid den in the heart of Rome, a street of tiny taverns, of shoemaker shops and courtyards, shut off by huge gates with iron grills. Behind those gates and the stone walls are homes, apartments ter raced one about another, flower gardens, rambling paths and al leyways that disappear into d i m buildings farther behind the trees and finally up into the hills behind Rome. The little street provides the per fect scene for the modern legend which has sprung up about it. “During the Nazi occupation,’’ Romans tell you, “there was more English than Italian or German spoken along the Via Margutta." And while that undoubtedly is a slight exaggeration still it is found ed on fact, and it typifies the cock eyed conditions of espionage, coun terespionage and double - barreled intrigue which has been common place in Rome throughout the war. For years everyone has known that the German Gestapo operated in strength throughout the Italian capital—from its Cafe society to its underworld and sometimes the gap between them was not so large. For months reporters covering this campaign have known that Al lied espionage experts were prac tically commuting between the frontlines and Rome. For that matter, the Germans knew it, too, but either they couldn’t catch them or prove it when they occasionally did'get hold of one of our topnotch spies. I know of one such spy who maintained an apartment in Rome and a couple of others who had difficulty explaining—in triplicate— under expense accounts why hotel rooms in Rome cost more than those in Naples. I know still another—who sat in the bar of the Grand Hotel sipping brandy and soda and yawning while high Nazi officers frantically packed their bags and pulled but of Rome. But still it is hard to believe such stories—unless you see the Via Margutta and its facilities for intrigue. American and British spies, Ital ian and Yugoslav partisans, neu tral Swiss and anti-Fascist Romans lived here. There are a host of hideaways in every house and al most every building has several se cret exits. The apartment where Ed Kennedy, A. P. bureau chief in Italy,, now lives while in Rome has an escape avenue through the roof. It leads out over other roofs and disappears in a maze of tiled gables and concealing vines. Also on Via Margutta, the build ing where A. P. Reporters George Tucker and Lynn Heinzerling make their headquarters when in the cap ital city is similarly equipped for intrigue. The windows can be used for lookouts covering every possi ble public approach to the build ing or for escape routes. The thick wooden doors have little iron grill ed windows in them for identify ing visitors--reminiscent of prohi bition speakeasies. The Germans knew about Via Margutta. The Gestapo used to shake the street down regularly and stage “surprise” raids every now and then, but the tipoff and lookout systems usually worked. By the time Himmler’s hirelings got inside the houses, everything was in order—not a questionable character in sight. But in between times the voice which floated down from the win dows above Via Margutta’s cob bled street were as apt to be Eng lish as Italian or German. Lrovernment Asserts Old Ways Are Best Ways To Kill Snakes DI r AAI>U9 J. AALLX WASHINGTON, Aug. 12—Ml—The old way* are the best ways for killing snakes, the government ad vised today,brushing off frog-bait ed snares and mustard gas as just passing fads. A new bulletin on reptile eradi cation concedes that successsomc times attends other methods, such as poling a helping of poison down a snake burrow with “a long-handled spoon.” It should be pointed out that a snake has to be downright ornery to get on the fish and wildlife service blacklist. The bulletin says some pretty nice things about gar ter-snakes, which belie their name by eating mice and grasshoppers; the bull snake, which is rough on rats, and the little red-bellied stor eria bccipitomaculata, which dotes on garden slugs. Even the deadly rattlesnake relishes prairie dogs, the bulletin notes. Nevertheless, the service takes the uncompromising stand that ‘‘poisonous snakes have no place< in a settled country no matter how in Pennsylvania, with its 35 votes and also ■ considered a close state. The recent transportation strike in Philadelphia is certain to be a factor in the Nov. 7 balloting. As serted reason for the strike was objection employes to the promo tion to street car conductors of eight Negroes. A federal grand jury is now investigating the mat ter, and certain leaders of each political party are endeavoring to place the blame upon the other. The presiding judge spoke of re ports that the strike had political objectives, and similar belief was expressed by Attorney General Francis Biddle. It is a known fact that President Roosevelt’s chief strength in Pennsylvania lies in the Congress of Industrial Organizations and its vast membership in the state’s numerous industries. Democratic Senati/r Joseph Guffey is cham pion of hte CIO in congress and was a leader in carrying the Quaker state for the third term ticket in 1940. In event that Democratic Chair man Robert E. Hannegan and his cohort* should succeed in throw-1 ing both New York and Pennsyl-1 vania into the Roosevelt - Truman I column, veteran Washington news-1 papermen concede that there will; be a fourth term. Denelieial their food habits. “So far as Is known,” the service said, “only one method of eradi cating i sgenerally successful, and that is to kill them by clubbing or shooting.” Not that other systems haven’t been given a fair shake. Tear gas, phosgene gas and chlorine were injected into a cave full of snakes near San Marcos, Texas, and the slithery cave-dwellers had a hearty laugh at the scientists. However, the bulletin reports that when’ mustard gas was pumped into laVa crevices in Washington state, “the snakes were driven out in a dazed condition.” “It is difficult to induce a snake to enter a trap,” the publication states, "For it has no fixed trails and lacks inquisitiveness.” UTILITY BEEF TO BE CHEAPER WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 —(AO— Housewives will be able to buy point-free cuts of utility beef and lamb for as much as 20 cents less than the same cuts of top grades of beef and lamb beginning tomor row, the Office of Price Adminis tration anounced today. Other cuts of the utility beef and lamb will average about 12 cents less than similar cuts of better grades of meat, OPA said. Hamburger, however, is the same price for all grades, OPA explained. Utility is Grade C meat which comes from grass-fed cattle which have been fed little or no concen trated grain. The meat can be distiguished by an attached thin layer of yellow, butter-color fat, and it does not have interspresion of thin streaks of fat in the lean, OPA said. ■Shank stew meat 20 cents, pot chuck roast 24,10-inch rib 27, round steak 31, sirloin steak 30. -V ORDINANCE DEFERRED NEW BERN, Aug. 12 — New Bern s proposed ordinance against indecent dress for women and girls over 10 years of age is being de ferred until similar laws have been obtained from other towns. The proposed ordinance provides a fine of $10 for any female over 10 years of age who is not fully clothed from h,er shoulders # to her knee when she appears on city streets. . .1 JAPS MENACED BY NEW BASES SOUTHEAST ASIA COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, Kandy, Ceylon, Aug. 12—UP)—Wide possibilities for the destruction of the most im portant Japanese installations in the conquered colonies of South east 4sia have been opened with the establishment of a Super Bomb er base in the Southeast Asia Com mand territory, unveiled with this week’s smashing B-29 raid against Palembang on Sumatra. The growing importance of the Twentieth bomber command’s huge flying destroyers in the strategic picture of the far Eastern war was highlighted by the destruction at Palembang one of the largest refinery producing bulk aviation gasoline for the Japanese. Extension of the range of the B-29s in a southeasterly arc from the netv roost endangers the most vital Japanese production reser voirs at a time the enemy can least afford their elimination. Through the two years since their seizure, the enemy has been busily employed exploiting Thailand, Indo China, Malaya and the Netherlands Indies. Allied photographers have brought back evidence that the Jap anese have rebu lt and expanded production facilities on which they have depended to maintain supply of both the home and war fronts. Location of these production fa cilities in the hinterland easfed the strain of shipping, which has been decimated by the American sub marine campaign. The short haul from the colonial production cen ters to the fronts has compensated somewhat for the deadly subma rine attrition. Allied naval strikes have hit coastal installations but have been unable to reach inland factories. Now, however, the super-bombers operating from the southeast Asia command base can reach produc tion centers previously safe. The smashing of such centers as Palembang makes it necessary for the Japanese to ship raw ma terials to factories in Japan. The series of pinpoint raids by the su per-bombers on specific industrial targets suggests that the Twen tieth bomber command is proceed ing with a systematic, piece-rr^al destruction of industrial outposts -—V All the blood in your body, has to go through your lung* 200 times each day. Interpreting The War By KIRKE L. simpson Associated Press War Analyst Ominous developments forn many and Japan alike marked7 mid-August week-end not Z he lire b„,l, ft„„« >> « across the Pacific, but deem? hind the fighting lmes where ter medicine in ever increJ ' doses is being Russian and At 1 brewed for the foe. d Alled There could be left litUe do„,( m the minds of the military l„? ers at both ends of the now ,a ‘ tered, ragged Nazi-Nipponese av! that in both zones the war J * building up to decisive crises Th* day when Germany and J a n a alike will be stripped of their ter" ritorial loot, and will be besie-ed within their lairs is no lono?r L tant. s Clear That was sufficiently clear on the war maps as they stood this week, end. It showed up in the still bah looning Allied drive in France that has doubled, redoubled and redoti. ble again the pressure on Get', many from the west. It was to be read into Allied re. ports from Italy that told of the Germans withdrawing all their forces from Florence. The signs were plain there not only that Gen eral Alexander, Allied field com. mander, was shifting and readjust ing his forces for an assault on the mountain - backed German Gothic defense line; but that jhe Mediterranean c a m p a i g n was about to expand. There were hints of impending French - Allied action along the south coast of France to worry the harassed Nazi foe. There were growing intimations, too, that Al. lied power might be preparing ti capitalize on Turkey's break with Germany, to strike into the Bal kan peninsula. Both high Allied commanders In Europe have shifted their head quarters to the continent. General Eisenhower has left Britain to set up his supreme command post in France. General Wilson has closed out in Algiers and moved io Italy taking with him the command strings that run not only to Alex ander’s victorious legions but io powerful and long inactive British empire forces no longer needed in Africa, Egypt. Irun and Iraq. His jurisdiction extends also t* Free French divisions still in Al geria, on Sardinia and Corsica. It touches Allied commando and air units cooperating with Balkan pa triots in action against the com mon foe. Wilson’s transfer to Italy looms as no less significant than Eisenhower’s move to France, Both moves foreshadow new and bold expansions of the attack on Germany from the west and south to match the tremendous new trip le Russian threat against her :n the east reaching all the way from the Baltic to the Black sea. Against the background of this ever-darkening war picture for her Nazi accomplice in Europe. Japan must read the portents of the Pa cific war council at Pearl Harbor, Roosevelt attended and just dis closed. It verified the Churcmll announcement that the war against Japan no longer need wait upon the war against Germay for < men and material to drive it# full speed to a victorious conclu sion. NEED FOR BOMB MORE ACUTE N01 ■BBKS-f&SSj need more than 700,000 tons j high explosives during th ws this year, beside the 4, M' dropped on German and JaP targets since last January *e w Announcing this t°da>. department said the Army ^ • ees dronDed twice as many b ^ during the first half of tms ■ as in the entire period from 7. 1941, day of the Japanes Harbor attack, to Decen ^ 1943. From the time this co t ■ entered the war until as ■ the higfc explosive bomb tonnag totaled 677.012. , t In the European thea e there was a 500 per cent i Jjp in .the bomb tonnage betwe i uarv and June this yea ■ of 405.212 tons gome down fl, tinental targe's in that i ■ that total, the 8th and 9th Ai ^ ces operating out of En» a ^ from Normandy fields d’. -J? nean 402 ons. with the Mediterran ^ based forces accounting ^ balance. Explaining the ■ jr(, ward revision in bom ^ ments during the last lev- aif Brig. Gen. R. C. C™PIand' ordnance officer, said ot. “We have met less tW, position than we origin- . ^ ed. and our attacks on the aircraft industry have j,ee; successful. Our losses r‘_ vej lighter, and. owing to L"pn abl« sighting devices, we have ^ fo bomb successfully un - arj range of weather condition * hence have been able more missions." „dded, * In the Pacific. ^ “unique situation" deve P ^ the rapid advances an ^ acquisition of addition;! a e$. This meant that more - , js plosive bombs were reg that theater. j In addition to the increa for more high explosive • p the Pacific theater, tnert' _ ■ ^ mediate need for 50.000 f " ]„j,. ;endiary bombs—approx' - • 100,000 Individual bombs-* area.