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North CaroUna’s Oldest Daily Newspaper
Published Daily Except Sunday
By The Wilmington Star-News
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With confidence in our armed forces—with
the unbounding determination of our people—
we will gain the inevitable triumph—so help
ns God.
Roosevelt’s War Message.
Our Chief Aim
To aid in every way the prosecution of the
war to complete Victory. _
“And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask
in prayer, beCieving, ye shall receive”.
(Matthew 21:22) Not that the faith merits
the answer, or in any way earns it or
works it out, but God has made believing
a condition of receiving, and the Giver has
a sovereign right to choose His own terms
of gift.
The Road To Berlin
(By the Associated Press)
1 —Western front: 302 miles (from north of
2. —Russian front: 310 miles (from Warsaw).
3. —Italian front: 564 miles (from Loiano).
According to a news item, a landlady con
victed of charging a roomer above - ceiling
prices drew such a stiff fine that she is going
to have to give the plaintiff the rooming house
if her appeal of the case is unsuccessful.
Having listened to sundry complaints of
landlords and landladies of late, we’re con
vinced that giving one’s adversary a rooming
house would be about the sweetest possible
revenge in these parlous times.
With Two Pair Pants
A crusade for the return of the two-pants
suit has been launched by Rep. E. P. Scriv
ner, who is a Kansas Republican and, we
have no doubt, a crusading knight whose blue
serge trousers glisten as did the shining ar
mor of the knights of old.
Mr. Scrivner addresses his plea for the sta
tus quo ante bellum in gents’ clothing to OPA
Director Chester Bowles. “Through all the
years of experience along with millions of
others,” says the petition, “I am convinced
of the economy of the extra pair. In view
of the . . . actual surplus of both wool and
cotton, is there any possible chance of restora
tion of two-pants suits?”
This, of course, is a far cry from the days
when the Republicans were not asking, but
promising, things in twos—two cars in every
garage and two chickens in every pot. Nev
theless we believe that Mr. Scrivner’s modest
petition will have wide appeal.
“Two trousers on every hanger.” It’s a nice
campaign slogan. It’s a challenge to the OPA.
And it will strike a responsive chord in mil
What Mr. Scrivner actually is doing is plead
ing in an oblique sort of way for the white
collar worker. It might even turn out that
the Kansas congressman is beating Vice Pres
ident Wallace at his own game of championing
the common man.
Like the weather, the white-collar worker’s
plight has been much talked about and little
acted upon since the war began. Fixed in
come, little or no overtime and higher living
costs create his big problem. But there are
subdivisions. One of them strikes him, if we
may come down to cases, right in the seat
cf the pants.
This problem doesn’t strike the man who
Stands at a machine all day, or the seated
factory worker in overalls or coveralls. It
doesn’t affect the executive who can combat
the destructive friction with a swivel chair
by wearing a dozen suits in rotation. But it
does matter to sedentary workers who must
maintain a neat and deluding look of pros
perity and still watch their budgets. For them
an almost-new coat and a pair of seatless
trousers to match are no joke.
Of course the two-pants suit creates its own
problems. It requires care in alternate use
of the spare parts. You just don’t wear out
one pair of trousers and start on the other,
for use and frequent cleanings change the
coat’s shade and texture. It is no simple
jacket-and-odds-slacks arrangement.
And there’s no handy reminder to switch,
like the blue toothbrush for morning and the
red one for night.
But we imagine that millions would still
like to undertake the two-pants responsibility
again. And if they get it, they might elevate
Mr. Scrivner to a niche in the hall of fame
right beside Vice President Tom Marshall and
his 5-cent cigar. They both knew what the
«mple wanted.
Wendell Willkie
Wendell Willkie’s death has shocked a people
which during his later life was sharply dividec
for and against him. No higher tribute car
be paid to him than by the fact that howevej
averse many were to his position -on primary
matters, none ever accused him of insincerity
or compromising his integrity for political sup
Indeed, it was his outspoken frankness anc
plain speaking that, paradoxically, won foi
him thousands of friends and as many thou
sands of enemies. Because he could not cul
corners and had to “have his say’’ he gained
the reputation among elements of the popu
lation of being eccentric and unsound and
therefore unfitted for preferment. Yet, despite
these characteristics Mr. Willkie, polling 22,
333,801 votes in'the 1940 national election for
the presidency, received the heaviest supporl
of any republican candidate for that office,
successful or defeated.
Mr. Willkie’s career during that campaign
and his subsequent activities are too well
known to require review here. It is the in
fluence he would havte exercised in the post
war era, had he lived, that concerns us and,
we believe, the American people, more direct
When the war is over and this nation settles
down to performing its share in reshaping
world affairs with justice for all countries
and governments, Willkie’s rugged, outspoken
denunciation of pressure groups and isolation
ism would have had inestimable value, not
I only at home but in all quarters of the earth.
When he declared, as he did shortly before
his death, that the platform of neither major
party dealt adequately with the problems of
peace and this nation’s position in world af
fairs, he gave clear indication that his efforts
during the years ahead would have been con
centrated upon helping to shape the nation’s
course toward sound internationalism.
He will be missed, if not in the councils of
state, then in building up public opinion for
having this country take its true place in a
world commonwealth which, whether our
government likes it or not, will offer the great
est guarantee of security against further wars.
No. 1 Exporter
Many people speak of foreign trade in rela
tion to this country as if it were an academic
question. Usually it is spoken of in the future
tense, with the implication that heretofore the
United States has had but minor interest in
world markets. Also, cheap foreign labor is
usually thought of as a competitive impossibi
lity, to be avoided at all costs. How abysmally
uninformed many of us are on the facts of
our own national existence!.
The United States, before the war, was the
foremost exporting nation of the world. We
could not live alone without benefit of foreign
trade and maintain our standard of living,
even if we wanted to. The products of our
factories and farms go to every corner of
the globe. In 1938, our twenty best markets
abroad for finished manufactures included
Great Britain, Argentina, Philippines, Japan,
South Africa, Russia, Brazi, Australia, France,
Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, Sweden, Colombia,
Belgium, Netherlands, Netherlands West
India, and the Netherlands Indies. Who
says we are provincial?
Moreover, our exports were of an almost
limitless variety, ranging from toys to trac
tors and food. Cheap foreign labor hindered
us little. For example, we out-traded Japan
in Latin America by thirteen to one. For
every dollar of goods Japan sold, we exported
thirteen dollars worth to our southern neigh
bors. In other words, our share of total im
ports into Latin America before the war was
30.1 per cent, while Japan’s share was 2.6
per cent.
The question of whether we will trade with
the world is little short of silly, just as is
the question of whether our mass produc
tion and the efficiency of our workers can
meet the competition of underpaid producers
across the seas. We have done both. Trade
barriers at home or abroad will hurt us more
than they hurt the other fellow, § —
Speaking Of Congress
A bill has been introduced in the House
which would create a sort of West Point-An
napolis-New London to train women officers
for various branches of the service in peace
time. The debate on the measure promises
to be a vicarious “Battle of the Amazons”
which should be something to watch.
But what intrigues us at the moment is
that the bill was introduced by—O, shades of
southern chivalry, Scarlett O'Hara, crinoline
and magnolias—the gentleman from Georgia,
Rep. E. E. Cox.
Can i' be that the day is coming when the
southern colonel will be identifiable not by
a gray van dyke, but by a short gray bob
and, perhaps, a trifle too much lipstick?
Where Legislation Ends
Congress has passed some good and neces
sary benefits for returning veterans, such as
financial help and job guarantee for former
workers. But Congress can do only so much.
Many veterans are going to need and deserve
other and less tangible assistance.
Probably the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. is not
the only company which merits commendation
for considering these veterans’ needs, but
theirs is the firft outline to come to hand.
In the sales and junior executive depart
ments veterans already returned are work
ing with “unofficial tutors.”
Refresher courses are given to explain any
changes in method or regulations, and efforts
are made to make the ex-soldier feel that he
has never been away.,
Factory workers in service who are eligible
for reinstatement get a personal letter from
their plant manager before their discharge. On
their return they are met by veterans’ co-ordi
nators who explain any changes in procedure,
and consult with veterans on new skills, or
| war-acquired handicaps.
Such activities cannot be legislated or made
compulsory. But they should be encouraged
and made general. The added effort will cer
tainly pay large dividends in helping men
through what one Owens-Illnois spokesman call
ed the "reverse shock” of returning to civilian
life and work.
Fair Enough
(Idltor’i Note.—The Star and the Newt accept no
reepoaelbilft; (or the pe'tonal views of Mr. Pogler,
and often disagree wltb them as much as many of
bis readers. Bis articles serve the good pnrpose of
making people think.
Copyright, 1944, King Features Syndicate, Inc.
NEW YORK.—I have said before that Presi
dent Roosevelt is the worst enemy of Ameri
can labor in all our history, more ruthless
than the Rockefellers of old and more danger
ous to the personal freedom and human dignity
of our people than any combination of em
ployers at any stage of the republic.
Read this excerpt from an emergency ap
peal for electricians to work on a vital, secret
war construction job near Knoxville, Tenn.
This vast plant is terribly important to the
life - and - death chances of American men
fighting in the war.
And yet, in this almost hysterical appeal
for electricians, issued on behalf of the army,
this paragraph appeared:
“Union requirements: Men must apply for
membership in local AFL electrical union, ini
tiation fee of $50 is paid $5 down and $1 a day.
When payment is completed, men then take
union examination for electrician. If he fails
test, initiation fee will be returned, but he
will continue to work.”
Here, the ostensibly free American is im
plored to give up hi* home and leave his
family to live in barracks and work on a
job to shorten the war and possibly save the
lifn nf hie nwm enn Vpf a c a first rnnHitinn
he must agree to pay tribute of $50 to :
racket licensed by one of Roosevelt’s politica
“When payment is completed, men ther
t|ke union examination for electrician.”
WThy? These man have to be qualified elec
tricians before they can be hired. The "emer
gency appeal” for men to complete an "ur
gent Army plant” is addressed to “electri
cians,” not unskilled novices to learn t he
trade. Yet, after “payment is completed’
the worker must take a test at the hands of e
private organization consisting of a few loca!
men holding an extortion license issued by an
other private organization, the American Fed
eration of Labor. But, if he flunks he wil
continue to work as an electrician, anyway
Then why make him take the test?
However, does anyone think the union ex
aminers will flunk any of these men and give
up the $50 per head? That isn’t the waj
these unions have been working their racke
under Mr. Roosevelt’s privilege in this war
They never give up a dollar once it has beer
wrung from the victim.
This is a temporary, emergency job, due tc
last 90 days. When it is done, the men whc
have paid the graft will drift away and thai
money will remain in the local treasury. I:
there are 1,000 temporary workers and 50 per
manent local members, that means that the
permanent, local membership may solemnlj
declare a dividend of $1,000 each. No law
forbids them to do that. Or the executive
board of the local, consisting of three or foui
men, may award it to themselves in ‘‘appre
ciation of their valuable services.” This is
common practise. The rank and file teams
ters and young girl clerks of old Dan Tobin’s
union were not polled when the executive body
of which he is the chief, arbitrarily appro
priated $100,000 of the workers’ money to buj
and maintain, providing furniture and ever
servants, a winter palace for Mr. Roosevelt’s
esteemed friend.
This extortion has prevailed in most of the
great war construction jobs. In one place e
little local union bestrode the road to an enor
mous Army camp and collected loot frorr
3,000 carpenters drawn in from other regions,
who dispersed and vanished when the jot
was done. Many went on to other construe
tion jobs and, again and again, had to paj
$50 and up for the privilege of working or
national defense. On most of the big proj
ects a system prevailed whereby the unior
racketeers had the men fired as soon as theij
money had been paid, so that new victims
could be fleeced. This happened right outside
Washington and the Navy, whose job it was.
and the Labor Relations and War Labor Board
and the F. B. I. knew all about it and sc
did Mr. Roosevelt.
The Department of Justice has refused tc
interfere beyond a few fake gestures and nol
a man has spent as much as an hour in jai.
for such extortion because Mr. Roosevelt plan
ned it that way.
Do these victims “bargain collectively”
through agents of their own tree choice, as
they are promised the right to do by the
Wagner Act? The appeal of the U. S. Em
ployment Service in the present case plainlj
says the bargain already has been made, ar
bitrarily This is a War department job anc
the government set the wage scales. And the
men are not invited to select a bargaining
agent. They are just ordered to pay tribute
to a private organization which has no inter'
est in them beyond their money.
Oh well, but if a man doesn’t want to yield
he can work elsewhere.
Do you really think so? Mr. Roosevelt has
him trapped there, too. For, in many cities
nowadays, by order of a government “direc
tive” the newspapers are illegally required tc
print a notice in their “help wanted, male”
columns warning American labor that “all
males over 16 may be hired only upon re
ferral by or through arrangements with the
U.S.E.S.” And the U.S.E.S will refuse a man
a “referral” if he refuses to take a job in
a plant where the ruling union has the ex
tortion privilege. And millions of men and
women, too, as a condition of keeping their
war jobs have been compelled to give up a
dollar or several dollars to Mr. Roosevelt’s
fourth term campaign fund, or be fired for
Does anyone think Mr Roosevelt, given four
more years, would abolish these “controls”
over the work and life and freedom of Ameri
can “labuh” as he calls the American people?
He has never yet given up a single “con
1 trol” once it has been established.
With The AEF
World’s Greatest Hotfoot
(Substituting For Kenneth L.
IN ITALY, Oct. 1.—(Delayed)—
UP)—The world’s biggest hotfoot is
on display in an old schoolhouse
It is a museum of mines and
booby traps, the most complete of
its kind anywhere, and it’s guaran
teed to raise the hair on the dino
’ saur in New York’s museum of
natural history. The exhibits are
specimens of all the mines, booby
• traps, detonators and prepared ex
plosive charges which the Allies
have dug up in five years of war.
The display is maintained for
l study by both American and Brit
'l ish military engineers. Maj. Evan
; I Pickett of St. George, Utah, who
i has just completed the course, says
lyou learn more about mines here
than you do about bourbon in Ken
Maj. Pickett knows what he’s
talking about, because he and Capt.
| Mark Reardon of 235 East 57 St.,
New York City, have run across
some of the most ingenious mines
on record.
Recently, at a command post,
there was an innocent looking stake
sticking up in the center of their .
motor park. One morning one of
the Joes pulled it up and a half
pound or so of dynamite went off
deep in the ground. It injured no
one, however.
- Investigation disclosed it had
been attached to a detonator cord
hooked up to 1,000 pounds of dyna- 1
mite buried a short distance away.
A truck had become stuck in the ;
mud a little while before, and its
driver had spun his wheels until :
they went so deep that the de
tonator cord was cut. Otherwise—. :
But the museum has some even i
trickier. For instance, there’s the
one a tommy found in which the
Germans had placed a package of
TNT under an electric light shade :
in a house.
All you had to do was press the '
On one of the long tables there’s :
a J. Feder (this correspondent ad- :
mits no relationship) clockwork i
time fuse, like the one the Nazis :
are believed to have hooked onto ]
;he 1,500 pounds of dynamite which
rlew up the Naples postoffice.
There’s one that looks like a
rowling ball, a spherical mine
nade of concrete which the Ger
nans tried rolling downhill ontc
idvajicing infantry. And next tc
hat is an oblong item that looks
ike the box of blossoms you bring
lome when you remember wife’s
They go on and on like that.
Fhere’s the floating mine with the
mtenna like an umbrella that the
Sfazis hoped to use against our
rontoon bridges in the Gariglianc
•iver last spring. And there’s the
rooby trap killer mine picked up
ri Tunisia with a picture ol
Churchill wearing a derby and
rearing the message: ‘Happy New
The unkindest one of all was
ound by Maj. Pickett in a corner
)f the living room ofa house,
[here was a bar, and on the bar
> full bottle of wine. It didn’1
r.ake any difference whether you
ifted the bottle or placed a little
sxtra pressure on it. Either way
t activated a cap cut into the
rar beneath the bottle.
Hull Objects To Report
j He’ll Be Aide To Dewey
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9. — (IP) —
In an extraordinary formal state
ment, Secretary of State Cordell
Hull today objected to published re
ports that he would be asked to
serve Thomas E. Dewey as a for
eign policy adviser should the re
| publican nominee be elected pres
“I wish to make clear,” Hull
said, ‘‘that my support and loyalty
belong primarily to the government
and its present official head, Pres
ident Roosevelt. And in order that
no American citizen may be mis
led this will continue to be my at
Hull said he did not know wheth
er the reports of Governor Dewey’s
intentions were “authorized or un
authorized” but added that he felt
that stating his position “at this
early stage” would “preserve the
policy of non-partisan efforts” in
j the development of international
peace plans.
I The New York Herald Tribune
| published this morning a story as
'! serting that Governdr Dewey, if
elected, plans to ask Hull “to re
main wi’th the government and
work toward the building of an in
ternational peace organization.”
The story said it was not known
exactly what arrangement would
be proposed, whether Hull would
be asked to remain as State de
, partment head or serve under Dew
ey as an adviser.
“The prospect of this arrange
ment is based upon two things,”
the Herald Tribune said. “First,
Governor Dewey’s conviction that
the working out of international
peace plans must be bi-partisan
through the leadership of both poli
tical parties; and second, his high
regard for Mr. Hull ”
Hull issued his formal statement
from his hotel apartment where
he has been confined for a week
with a, cold. Ordinarily he deglines
to make even informal comment on
published reports pending the re
ceipt of information through offi
cial channels.
“While the subject matter of ihe
publicity is complimentary to that
| portion of the work done by the
I present national admi«stra/tion to
insure lasting peace*’ Hull de
dared, “I must object to it or any
thing of the kind regardless of
whether it is authorized or unauth
At no point did the statement say
specifically that if Dewey were
elected and did ask Hull to stay as
an adviser, the 73-year-old secre
tary would refuse to do so.
NEW YORK, Oct. 9. —{£>)— A
large British aircraft carrier, whose
planes have destroyed 10 German
supply ships, has cruised for sev
eral days less than a mile offshore
from Crete in daylight and not a
single German shot has been fired
at it, the British broadcasting cot
poration monitored by NBC said
tonight. •
A. T. & N. Reorganization
Finally Approved by ICC
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.—UP)—'The
interstate commerce commissior
today approved final terms of the
reorganization of the Alabama
Tennessee and Northern Railroac
corporation under the name of the
Alabama, Tennessee and Northerr
Railroad company and transfer ol
the property to the new company.
The ICC granted permission tc
the new company to issue not ex
ceeding $1,718,700 of general-mort
gage series a 4 1-2 per cent income
bonds, due January 1, 1992 and tc
issue bond - scrip certificates.
Also approved would be a 15
year contingent - interest note due
January 1, 1957 to the reconstruc
tion finance corporation in an
amount not exceeding $271,407; and
issuance of up to 15,937 shares oi
common stock without par value.
The Literary Guidepost
“The Tollivers,” by Matee
Howe Famham (Dodd, Mead;
People who have not been lucky
enough to -be “born and raised"
in small towns may not quite
understand all of Mateel Howe
Farnham’s purpose in “The Tol
livers,” but even they will have
a good time with the book. It is
certainly one of the best small
town comedies of recent years, and
in some ways the best.
Mrs. Farnham imagines herself
a girl growing up in a New York
town of about 10,000 souls and seve
ral Tollivers. It is not that the
-Tollivers are soul-less, but merely
that their souls are of a different
order, and therefore the Tollivers
are suspect in Otsegi. The family
introduced itself to Otsego curious
ly — the only son of the family
defrauded a bank, blamed it all
on a presumably innocent woman,
and then killed himself. His mother
took him to the cemetery in a
white hearse with her daughters
inappropriately costumed in the
entourage, and the Tollivers were
They lived in one of the best
houses in town, precariously. Mr.
Tolliver nearly always was away,
seldom financially responsible, and
or. the one occasion when he made
a dent in Oswego, he was quite
vocal and extremely flamboyant.
One way or another, the three Tol
j liver girls married well, and one
after another, the three good mar
1 riages went on the rocks. The
girls were always on top of the
heap, or buried under the debris,
i The town was alternately shocked
I and aliVe with curiosity; it would
| have liked very much to write off
the whole thing, but how could it
%hen a single Tolliver could marry
a man she never had seen in her
life, could acquire English garden
ers and Bostonese manners, and
could then toss it all over and
eventually marry a movie magnate
with a private railroad car? Or
when another —
There is no point to cataloguing
Tolliverana. Books of this sort can
be ruined by too much emphasis
on caricature. Mrs. Farnham
never once relaxes control, her
gayety is infectious, and her back
ground impeccably painted and full
of variety.
The War
Associated Press War Analyj)
American First Army €ienie>i
probably have joined hands
of Aachen as this is writte ^
form a hangman’s knot lor'.,"
lethal noose worked about the £.'
German community of ar.ys^1'
tactical or strategic importjl
to faU to Allied or Russian arm*
Its fall within hours seemed '
sured. With Aachen taken by
sault or sealed off to wither
the vine, the time was at hand
the whole weight of Allied PoJ
to fall upon the foe through Dn*-'
gateways to Germany and «
once and for all the danger of
winter stalemate in the West *
There was little intimation»
front line advices of Allied j»
mediate moves to exploit the isf
tion or capture of Aachen. yZ
the pincer grip on the ruined Get
man fortress city full set, %
Army troops were in a position
to drive deeper eastward toward
the Rhine, or to swing sharp',
northwestward up the flat lard,'
west of the river, taking enerny
fixed defenses along the Dutch.
German frontier to Kleve j-'j
Emmerich in flank and rear ,,
thev advanced.
Which ever direction the Arnett
can break-through effort takes be
yond the Aachen breach, however
it is clear that a primary object
tive must be to give flanking scp,
port to the British Second Ann
now heavily massed in the Nijm>
gen-Arnhem pocket between the
lesser Rhine and the Waal ani
south of the Waal against the Art,
hem-Emmerich gateway to tie
north German plain. The chance
to crack or turn the whole Nazi
Rhine position, east as well ai
west of the river, before winter
sets in looks brighter there than
Field Marshal Montgomery ob
viously . has been widening hii
operating theater and improving
his communication lines in He'
land for that purpose. Clearing
of the western Schelde Estuary
route to Antwerp appeared like!;
through a surprise landing of hi)
Canadian army on the southern
bank. That landing also snappei
shut a trap on Nazi garrison
escape hatches from the Scheld
islands that form the norther
side of the water way.
Use of Antwerp and its road
rail and canal system to suppi;
his forces would greatly simplifs
Montgomery’s problem in loosing
a hammer strike against Nazi
troops now guarding the lessee
Rhine front without benefit of Se
ed permanent works to aid their.
Every hour of delay gives then
opportunity to dig in deeper ai
well as narrows the time margin
until winter weather foreclose)
major operations in the north.
Virtual isolation of Aachen b
American troops spelled danger
for the Nazis in the west, bit
Russian crossing of the Tisa river
in southeastern Hungary, was a
even more ominous development
for the Germans. It brought Rus
sian spearheads beyond the Is*
natural obstacle on the road "
Budapest. Some Nazi reports in
dicated Red army patrols were
within little more than 50 miles:!
the city.
West of the Tisa, there are in
numerable small lakes and mua
marshy ground. Nazi-Hungari£
failure to hold the river line e
der the circumstances indicate
critical weakness.
Beyond the Tisa the Hungarii'
plain provides ideal terrain at ffiii
season for Russian Cossati
cavalry, living off the country £
J for fast-moving light tank column1
* stabbing into enemy rear com
munications. Nor can Bens
ignore the possibility that Russ®
j breaching of the Tisa line W
! topple the last wavering satelw
state left in Hitler’s once form--'
| able Axis house-of-cards in sou::1,
I eastern Europe.
25 Years Ago
OCTOBER 10, 1919
CHICAGO—Oct. 9.—The wo™
baseball pennant for 1919 wi «
from Redland field, Cinema
next season. ^
Pat Moran’s athletes inva“
hostile territory and annexed ,
8th and deciding game agao
the Chicago White Sox by a sCC'
'of 10-5.
At a recent meeting of the He
: enway Drum and Bugle co J
plans were made for the purch
of new uniforms for the you
sters. Edwin A. Metts Jr-.
drum major and Kenneth Scot
the president of the organizatio
LONDON, Oct. 9.—The Gerrnad
are marching on Riga, acCorJi
| to a dispatch to the Daily “
1 from its Helsingfors corresp
RALEIGH, Oct. 9.—W—The »
member executive committee ^
the American Legion will bo #
special meeting here Oct 23
consider the report of a comn"-1 ^
recently appointed to study P-^
posed statewide legislation on *
ployment of additional service •
ficers to handle claims of red
ing World War II veterans, Geo«
K. Snow of Mt. Airy, depart
commander, said today.
The use of pigeons as messe*
gers goeb back to 3500 B C.

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