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With confidence in onr armed forces—with
the unbounding determination of our people—
we will gain the inevitable triumph—so help
us God.
Roosevelt’s War Message.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1944.
Our Chief Aim
To aid in every way the prosecution of the
war to complete Victory.
TOP O' THE MORNING
Death seems a covered way
Which opens into light.
Wherein no blinded child can stray
Beyond the*Father’s sight.
WHITTIER.
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The Road To Berlin
(By the Associated Press)
1. -^—western front: 302 miles (from west of
Duren).
2. —Russian front: 310 miles (from Warsaw).
3. —Italian front: 560 miles (from Liver
gnano).
Scoreboard
The. Nazis sp,ent a lot of ingenuity, .money
and effort in building the Siegfried Line. They
spent a lot of breath thundering to the world
about its "impregnability.” But they didn’t
awe the Yanks worth a darn.
This was evident in a picture the other day
which showed a group of G.I.’s listening to
a World Series broadcast on a jeep radio,
and casually using a . wall of the vaunted
Sicgfired Line for a scoreboard.
We ra:her imagine that this wonderfully cas
ual calling of the Nazi bluff can be counted
amcng the American soldier’s chief assets. He
respects the tangibility of bombs and buuets,
but he simply refuses to be impressed by
bloated propaganda. He will ’probably shoot
craps on the sidewalk in front of the Reich
cbsrccllery in Berlin.
Air Cargo
The Office of War Information has released
figures revealing the mammoth air cargo sys
tem that has. arisen to girdle the world under
the.. direction of several U. S. government
agencies since the start of the war. During
; the first six months of 1944, 22,000,000 pounds
of* imports valued at $79,000,000 came into the
United States by air. Included were tin, mer
cury, mica, tantalite, drugs, and other sup
plies. The Office of War Information empha
sized that this flow of materials was made
possible by “global teamwork” between the
United Nations. Most of the cargo represent
ed government purchases.
As a matter of fact, air cargo service was
a permanent institution long before the war
inspired sudden worldwide expansion. It start
ed 17 years ago when the Railway express as
a private undertaking is a tribute to the cour
age and ability of American business men.
In the year 1943 alone, the air express di
vision of the Railway Express Agency carried
a total of approximately 28,000,000 pounds, or
an average of 45 tons daily.
As in the case of global air transport, much
of this cargo was vital material whose speedy
transportation helped to keep the war effort
in high gear. However, speed alone will not
insure the continued expansion of air cargo
service after the war. In peacetime, the ques
tion of rates and competition are important
factors. Express officials are experimenting,
and searching for new techniques, new cus
tomers. These experiments include air trans
port of perishable commodities., such as food.
After the war, shipments will go by air when
and if “practical.” The express industry is
not fooled by global glamour. It is trying to
make the tyord “practical” take in as much
IV1 i i V WA J
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Care of Veterans
Connecticut’s plan to aid discharged service
men and displaced war workers is past the
talking stage. For more than a year the state
reemployment commission has been helping
communities set up local machinery to do the
job and train the personnel to do it.
Several hundred personnel officials and
workers have attended courses given by the
commission. Discussions of the problems 'ol
veterans and displaced workers are conduct
ed by authorities in industry, employment
services, veterans’ bureaus, educational insti
tutions and other agencies. Besides the courses
held at Waterbury, Hartford and Bridgeport,
sessions are held in smaller industrial and
rural communities.
Already 75 local committees are functioning
in the state offering advice oh employment
opportunities and available aids and benefits
On each local advisory committee are rep
cesentatives from interested state groups ant
Agencies in addition to delegates from loca
r
groups. The advisory committee’s office is usu
ally in the town hall or next door to the local
draft board headquarters. Returning service
men who must register with selective service
therefore can- easily find the advisory office.
The office director is chosen by the local
committee, and his salary is paid from town
or city funds. The director surveys agencies
in the community and elsewhere so he can
give expert counsel to inquiring veterans. Per
sonnel men usually contact this office for leads
on potential employes and leave their listings
of job openings.
The Connecticut plan is designed to help
servicemen who had no jobs^before the war
or who had unsatisfactory jobs and war work
ers who will be forced to seek new occupa
tions. State officials say the plan is a long
range, wide angle approach to the employ
ment problem, involving all fields of employ
mont
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Controls
Postwar planning has been on a pretty high
plane thus far—governmental officials, con
gressmen, bigwigs of business and labor. But
there is one postwar chore that we ordinary
mine-run citizens can do, starting now and
continuing after Germany’s defeat. We can be
both cooperative and watchful in the cam
paign against inflation.
The danger-point of inflation is still' ahead
of us. Prices continued to shoot upward for
20 months after Armistice Day 1918. and they
ould do it again. The American people have
something like $100,000,000,000 in savings. They
need a lot of war-scarce goods and services.
Business and industry are iust as eager to
supply as the public is to buy.
These goods and services will be scarce
even after reconversion starts. Add scarcity
tu competition and plenty of money and you
have an inflation threat which explains why
price control and some rationing will be with
us for a considerable time.
We do not need to wait for cars, refrigera
tors, radios and vacuum cleaners to have in
flation danger. It is here now in the field of
foods. So we can start being watchful right
now.
But, one may ask, aren’t ceilings and ra
tioning taking care of the danger? The answer
is that the OPA can’t check every purchase
in every store throughout the country. The
ultimate responsibility rests where it has since
controls and black markets began, with the
retailer and the customer.
OPA has surveyed the situation and found
that a sizable number of grocers and custo
mers still feel that i{*s exclusively the gov
ernment’s job to make price control work. The
survey reveals that over-ceiling prices are
found in 15 per cent of food stores, and that
30 per cent fail to display these prices proper
ly. It shows that 43 per cent of customers fail
to find out the ceiling price of meats before
they buy.
But perhaps the most significant figure is
this: 36 per cent of housewives think they
are sometimes being overcharged, but only
about half mention the fact to their grocer,
and a much smaller number report these over
charges to local ration boards.
Without some conscious effort to curb this
customer reticence, price violations will in
crease as victory nears and the urge to “let
up’’ grows stronger. And reticence isn’t easy
to curb. Most housewives don’t court unpleas
antness. They hate being embarrassed by mak
ing a scene.
But these risks are worth taking and should
be taken for the sake of everybody. Inflation
would knock the props from under a lot of
postwar plans. It would be a shockingly diffi
cult rrj^ss to get out of.
Public vigilance now against an inflationary
rise in food costs, which take 40 cents out of
most household dollars, can do much to pre
vent it.
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False Prophets
Political pessimists who harp on the theory
that the United States has reached “economic
maturity,” whatever that is, and advocate a
“dividing up” philosophy, should be kicked
out unless we are ready to admit that a coun
try can grow up and retreat into senility in
85 years. For this country isn’t much older
than that, industrially speaking.
It was about 85 yehrs ago that the petroleum
industry was born. In 1859, a 70-foot well in
Pennsylvania produced oil. In that day pe
troleum was used principally in lamps and
as a patent medicine. No figures are avail
able showing the” total number of refineries
in the early sixties. Many of the first plants
consisted simply of an iron drum and a con
denser to secure a distillate which was quickly
named1 kerosene by the petroleum refiners.
Many fires and explosions occurred. One oper
ator left too much gasoline, for which there
was no known use at the time, in his kerosene
or distillate, and it caused an explosion when
sold locally. His plant was shut down as a
resuit.
With the newest type of refining equipment
in use today, one gallon of 100-octane aviation
gasoline can now be derived from ten gallons
of crude oil. Catalytic crackers, with associ
ated equipment, cost around $14,000,000 and
sometimes cover 30 acres. Often they tower
25 stories into the sky. In addition to manu
facturing vast quantities of base stock for avi
ation gasoline, a “cat cracker” will produce
enough fuel oil to heat 50,000 homes, and the
electric energy • necessary to run one of the
huge plants would light a path of 10,008 homes
across the continent. The water alone used
in the cooling towers of one of the giant “cats”
would supply the water requirements for both
Kansas City and Omaha. Hundreds of plants
like this are pouring out thousands of barrels
of super fighting fuel daily. After the war they
will turn out high grade fuel for millions of
America’s cars.
If we have done this in the past 85 years,
what wonders will we create in the next 85
years—if the pessimists don’t stop us?
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Incredible
A handsome young Navy officer running for
Congress in Maryland has offered, with a gal
lant gesture and split infinitive, “to personally
kiss evejjy lady” in his district. It may be
that there will shortly be added to the raucous
literature of this election year charges aimed
at the Irresistible and well as the Indispensa
ble Man.
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Fair Enough
(Bditor’o Note.—The Star and the Newt accept no
reaponoiblllty for tho pergonal tIowo of Ur. Pegler,
and often diaagree with them aa much aa many ef
hia roodera. Hia artlcleo aerre the good parpoae ef
making people think.
By WESTBROOK PEGLER
(Copyrignt 1944 by King Features Syndicate)
NEW YORK.—The recent national conven
tion. of the United Auto Workers of the CIO.
voted to remove from office L'ew Michener,
its regional director on the West coast, who
has long been identified with the Harry Bridg
es, or communist, faction.
This development in Michener’s case, sets
in motion a train of thought. *
Michener was one of the most violent lead
ers of the communist insurrection, so describ
ed by President Roosevelt, himself, at the
plant of North American Aviation in Ingle
wood, Cal., in 1940 when the United States
was beginning its armament program, an ef
fort beset on all sides by sabotage under com
munist union auspices, mainly those of the
CIO.
Mr. Roosevelt finally sent the Army to drive
off the rioters so that Americaji workers, men
and women, could build and'learn to build
fighting planes. This blockade was not a la
bor dispute between the company and the em
ployees but, as the President said, an obstruc
tion of the American program of prepared
ness, directed from a foreign source, Russia
being at that time in a state of collaboration
with Nazi Germany. The American commu
nists who now are found in Mr. Roosevelt’s
camp, violently cooperating with Sidney Hill
man, held the war to be an imperialist cam
paign and, in the United States, their plan
was to hamper conversion from the industries
of peace to those of war so that Hitler could
beat Britain and then turn, in full strength
and, possibly, with Russia’s help, against this
nation.
Alter tne insurrection was broken, the Unit
ed Auto Workers saw the political necessity
of a mild rebuke to Michener, so he was
removed from his position and made ineligible
for “elective” office in the union for one year.
Then, to circumvent its own order, the union
gave him an “appointive” position as assistant
tu his own successor. In this combination the
successor was a stooge and Michener resumed
his old powers after a brief interval. Within
a year he was restored to full standing on
the national executive body of the U.*, A. W.
and to his old job as West coast director.
Since then, although physically fit, childless
though married, and only 35 years old at
present, Michener has received draft defer
ments on the ground of essentiality in the
war industrial effort. Last year he was called
for induction but his case was appealed to
Washington and Maj. Gen. Lewis B. Hershey,
the director of the draft, gave him a defer
ment in the national interest. Michener, by
then, had become a member of the regional
War Labor Board.
His essentiality might seem to have ended
now with his removal from his latest union
job, not at all in rebuke for the North Ameri
can sabotage or for communist association,
but for internal political reasons arising from
factional rivalry within the union. That his
deferment will end does not follow however,
and seems unlikely, although millions of other
men no more favorably situated financially
have been drafted during the long term of
his comfortable immunity.
Another U. A. W. celebrity of the same ex
citing period? Wyndham Mortimer, also was
“disciplined’’ in an outward display of patri
otic righteousness and, likewise, was taken
care of after a short term in the shadows.
Mortimer, as “organizer’’ for the U. A. W.,
helped Michener in the North American job
and was formally “dismissed.” On Nov. 3,
1941, however, after Hitler had attacked Sta
lin, he was re-employed by the U. A. W. in
Cleveland as an “organizer” at the plant of
Thompson products, manufacturers of equip
ment for planes and automobiles for the gov
ernment.
■Rxnlainincr this artinn thn nresident of the
Cleveland CIO district auto council, said “the
boys felt Mortimer should get a break.”
Mortimer later bobbed up in Los Angeles
as director of the state, county, and municipal
workers and organizer for the mine, mill and
smelter workers, both of the CIO and both
known for their tolerance of communist ac
tivities. And less than a month ago, the Los
Angeles county branch- of the Communist Po
litical Educational society, elected him a vice
president. This society is one of several dis
guises assumed by the communist party for
the purposes and duration of the new deal
political action campaign, since the party
“dissolved” itself and went underground.
A third diligent U. A. W. dignitary who
tied up conversion in that critical period is
Harold Christoffel, president of the Allis
Chalmers union, which strangeled production
of vital equipment, mostly for the Navy, and
specifically for the defense of Pearl Harbor,
for 76 days in 1941, prior to the German blow
at Russia. It was shown that thousands of
fraudulent votes were cast in the balloting on
the strike but the Department of Justice did
nothing to the union or any of its officials.
Christoffel, now 31 years old, is married and
has one child but, at last reports, his wife
was employed and he was enjoying, an occu
pational deferment as an “essential ’ man in
war industry, although he was otherwise fit
and eligible for war.
R. J. Thomas, the national president of the
U.A.W. was one of the boss uniioneers who
went to France on a political mission in August
to assure the Army men that all talk of strikes
and communistic traitorism in the union move
ment at home was a pack of lies designed
to create disunity and weaken their faith in
their commander in chief.
. .i-P.
The war has brought increased profits for
business and increased income for the worker.
But let’s remember that we are borrowing
against the future and that as a nation we
will have to pay in the future. The thing I
want to emphasize is that we cannot afford
to place too greft a burden on future genera
tions. — Eric A. Johnston, president U. S. C
of C.
, “LAST OP AN OLD GERMAN LINE”
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With The AEF
Battlefield Magic
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WITH THE AEF IN FRANCE,
Oct. 12. — (Delayed) —(#( —Foot
notes from the western front:
Theortically, atarbine tablets
transform a potential malaria vic
tim into a guy who laughs at mos
quitos. However, they also can
transform technical sergeants into
second lieutenants—as witness the
cases of Roy E. .Smith and Theo
dore Kridlen, a couple of anti-tank
platoon commanders and sidekicks
hailing from Gonzalez, Texas.
When both received battlefield
commissions, there were no gold
bars available. So they dissolved
atarbine tablets in water, cut strips
of adhesive tape to the size of
lieutenant’s bars and dyed them
with the yellow liquid. Then they
pasted the strips on their O. D.
shirts, combat jackets and caps.
Presto — two brand new shave
tails.
Pvt. Hov/ard Clayton of Wilming
ton, Ohio, used to be quite a high
school trackman, but now he
claims he has broken all existing
records for the high hurdlejs.
pany rifleman, was going down a
road the other day when he met
some German panther tanks. Not
being entered in the armored
events that day, he promptly en
tered a cross-country race. But
French ' farmers seem to devote
half their time to building fences
and Howard was just picking up
speld when he reached the first
of these barriers. When a tank
shell hit right behind him, he drop
ped into his old hurdle kick and
cleared the fence without a pause.
A second shell and a second
fence arrived simultaneously and
Howard cleared the fence without
even touching the top bar. It was
the same with the third fence he
encountered.
-.“I think they fired one more
round,” Howard said later, “but
was out in open country by then
and it never caught up.”
The Germans are getting more
and more thoughtful. This time it
was musical instruments they
division doughboys — homesick for
a jam session—chased them out of
a house on -the western front.
“Well, well,” grinned Lt. Joseph
L. Emberger of Eddyville, Ky.,
picking up a clarinet. The lieuten
ant used to be quite a likely lad
With'the ifcoffc¥ stick back in
Bowling Green, Ky., State Teach
ers college. “Leave us pause and
play -a tune or two,” he said. .
Lt. Col. Lloyd Ramsey, another
Kentuckian from Somerset, was
willing. He tested a trombone. “Not
as good as an American, but it
will play,” he said.
Being ■ only a private, Lewis Y.
Sumien of 450 West 49th Street,
New York city, didn’t interrupt.the
officers’ conversation, but bent
over the German drums, fondling
the sticks with a faraway look in
his eyes.
A moment later, the six-bit cus
tomers sitting in the swastika sec
tion stared at each other in amaze
ment as the sweet and hot strains
of Yankee jive flowed out across
No Man’s Land.
The Literary Guidepost
BY JOHN SELBY
“Prejudge: Jananese-Americans
Symbol of Racial Intolerance,” by
Carey McWilliams (Little, Brown;
$3).
Perhaps unconsciously, Carey
McWilliams may have written the
first of the well-the-enemy-isn’t-so
bad-aftre-all books of the second
World War. This is a discussion
of the Japanese probem in Amer
ica cumbersomely titled “Preju
dice: Japanese-Americans, Symbol
of Racial Intolerance.”
If is deceptively easy to state
Mr. McWilliams’ thesis. He thinks
that race prejudice, not military
necessity, caused Americans to put
Japanese into protective custody.
But for many readers his position
will be untenable because he never
satisfactorily explains why it was
“race prejudice” that caused
Americans to toss Japanese into
the jug, if It was not the same
thing that caused Japanese to lock
up Americans in the Orient.
Mr. McWilliams traces the his
tory of Japanese immigration in
California; his whole book is real
ly a West Coast book, since the
Japanese are a real problem only
on the West Coast. He says that
barring natural frictions caused
by. opposing cultures, the trouble
between the races has been fear
on the white side that the Japa
nese were an economic threat,
particularly in the future. He
shows how the forces lined up,
with V. S. McClatchy, publisher of
the famous “Bees of Sacramento,
Fresno and Modesto, leading the
debate against the Japs, and the
Rev. Sidney Gulick taking the
other side. Mr. McWilliams thinks
that Dr. Gulick was maneuvered
into a position where he, Hamil
ton Holt, and other members of
his groqp were defending Japan
as well as the Japanese in Amer
ica. The next step was that a
Japanese, K. K. Kawakami, was
sent over to “help” Gulick and
his side, and Mr. McClatchy was
able, at once, to see what this
lineup presaged.
The strength of Mr. McWilliams’
book lies in its careful presenta
tion of the Japanese side of the
West Coast quarrel. The weakness
is that nowhere, so far as I could
see, is the author really aware of
the extremes that war justifies.
He bleeds for Japs in American
camps, and ignores the fact that
in Hawaii, for example, whites,
Japs and everybody else live un
der restraint.
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Daily Prayer
FOR PERMANENT PEACE
Amidst the darkness of war, may
the bright vision of peace never
fade from our eyes, O blessed
Bringer of peace. This hell-born
strife is not of Thy designing for
man; though Thou art using it to
teach us life’s profounder lessons.
Thy great adversary, and the Sa
tan-inspired sins of people, have
brought the curse of war upon
earth. Now we fervently pray that
We may see without faltering the
greatness and beauty of peace,
born of loyalty to the Divine LaW.
Set before us as our essential goal
the kind of peace of which the
Christmas angels sang. Let us nev
er forget that Christ is the Prince
of Peace. Even through the red
path of battle we are pursuing
peace, the kind of peace that our
Saviour came to establish. For
peace we pray; for peace we fighj:
for peace we serve and sacrifice,
live and die. “Send peace in our
time, O Lord.” Amen.—W.T.E.
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Three Southeastern
N. C. Men Wounded
Three southeastern North Caro
lina soldiers recently suffered
wounds in action, according to an
nouncement received yesterday
from the War Department.
They are: V
Pvt. Paul Kirkum, son of Mrs.
Norma Kirkum, 311 Hanover Pt.,
Wilmington.
PFC John H. Taylor, son of Mrs.
Anna M. Taylor, Magnolia.
Sgt. Daniel B. Thames, husband
of Mr*. Ellen I. Thame*, Route 2,
St. Pauls.
LETTER-BOX
TON — Y — HOTEL,
I would like to add a word of
praise for the old Welsh hymn,
“Oft’, to Every Man and Nation”,
which was recently referred to as
being introduced for the first time
as a congregational hymn, in the
First Baptist church of Wilmington.
The words of this inspiring poem
“The Present Crisis” by James
Russell Lowell, w'hich illuminates
this beautiful hymn, have appear
ed in several tuneful arrangements,
and one of these—Ton-Y-Botel, ife
a favorite hymn with Yale uni
versity.
These words of Lowell have ce
mented an enduring friendship be
tween two great nations by being
set to a favorite British tune.
There is a beautiful tradition of
a Welsh sailor facing shipwreck
who made the melody, tossing it
into the sea in a sealed bottle, the
rescued tune being named Ton-Y
Botel, “tune in a bottle”.
In 1932 when the Christian Sci
ence hymnal was revised and en
larged this hymn was included,
and brings its meassage to the sea
of the multitudes, and God will
safely convey it to port, proving
that thought is imperishable.
This hymn is loved by all who
I learn to know and sing it.
Florence P. Schadt
j Wilmington, N. C.
October 17, 1944
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Castle Haynes Honors
Two Returned Soldiers
Two Castle”Haynes-boys, S-Sgt.
Harry White and Sgt. Jake Mazur,
who have just returned from the
European war zone, will be honor
ed at a celebration at 8 o’clock
tonight at the Castle Haynes Com
munity hall.
S-Sgt. White is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Walter White and Sgt.
Mazur is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
T. Mazur.
Castlt Haynes citizens will pay
tribute to the returned soldiers at
the ceremony, which will be open
ed by Father Roland and the Rev
Meyers. Pete Brake will be mas
ter of ceremonies.
Refreshments will be served.
Interpreting
TheWar
-BY KIRKE L. SIMp$0\
Associated Press War -w
There is more than a hint of fL
desperation in the new Hitler ,
mobilization decree calling
male civilians from 16 to 60 ve
of: age to arms for a home gu?!J
defense of the Reich. Its effect 1
German public morale ls oner t"
question for it offers in Rit, .
own words little prospect 0f ke '
ing converging Russian and All H
armies off German soil. ‘e5
‘Relying on our own force
will not only break the enemy win
of destruction, but we will thZ
him back again,” the man\k
led them into that closing fan t{1
his people, already bled white 5
That is a far cry from the L,
bastic Hitler utterances of the !' ^
It summons all able bodied trial. -
in Germany to fight - for wh. | ,
Not victory; but escape from tohi
destruction. And it is onlv the tot. ‘
destruction of Nazism and its b-g 3
tal, blood stained authors in Get"
many to which advancing armies' «
of United Nations stand pledged
It is to save himself and his lik,
from the fate that surely await*
them that Hitler is now asking th.
German people to fight to th.
death.
The decree also lends official
Nazi confirmation to radio warn. '
ings by Nazi military comments.'
tors that the supreme Allied-Rus- I
sian attack from west and east ij
impending.
‘‘The enemy believed that he
could get ready for the last knock- |
out blow,” it said adding that the §
home guard it created ‘‘will de- j
fend our home soil with allwea- I
pons and all means, insofar as I
they are suitable to that purpose." I
•Tust what that final I
-.
as to weapons of defense may
mean is difficult to . say. It could
be a face- saving cover up lor
V-type mystery weapons sn long
foretold by Nazi propagandists. Eo.
bot bombs certainly would not be
‘suitable” for defensive use on
German soil.
There seems no doubt that Hitler
and his hand-picked military ad
visers share the belief expressed
day after day by Nazi commenta- i
tors that the most cruicial battles r
of the 1944 campaign in Europe
-are still to be fought and will be ‘
joined east and west alike before
winter closes in. The blows are
expected by the Nazis to fall simul
taneously against the Dutch gate
ways to Germany in the west and
down the Vistula corridor in the
east. Those are the obvious Allied
and Russian “knockout” theaters
of action Hitler had in mind.
The type of defensive force pro
jected in the Nazi home guard E;
mobilization decree could be o!
small use against seasoned Allied ■
troops in the field or even in man- j
ning fixed fortification belts like i
the Siegfried line. They could, bow
ever, hamper village by village f;
and house by house the advance |
on Berlin, still 300 miles distant 1
from the nearest Allied or Russian
spearhead. If Hitler’s renewed plea t
for all able-bodied Germans to get |
ready to fight means anything a! k
all, therefore, it must mean Nazi f
expectation of coUapse of the
Rhine and Vistula defense lines .
once either is struck full force. :
SURPLUS NEEDED I
FOR DEBT-CHERR1I
KENANSVILLE. Oct. 18.-W-ll
Gregg Cherry, democratic candiH
date for governor, said tonight tltfB
a large portion of the state genera. K|
fund surplus should be used to pi! B
off state bonded indebtedn ss as
to care for the needs of return®
soliers.
Speaking at a Duplin conn-,
democratic rally tonight which,-. _
lowed a Third Congressional ibjH
trict rally here this morning, saJE
he did not approve of and *o
not advocate the surplus be®B
spent for current needs. H
“Our large surplus,’’ he said. ■
chiefly the result of war condiwnM
and war business. It should
be used for current exp"nd tur*(H
At least $51,000,000 should be
voted to payment on the s*a!H
bonded indebtedness, and at je*-;
$5,000,000 to provide hr needs' |
returning soldiers. And there I
be need of some permanent rt
struction of school buildings
The fiscal affairs of the state. - |
said, have been soundly man® |
by good governors and other -'■* ^
officials of the democratic P®£
As. a result of prudent and
nomical handling of financial ■
fairs the state is in a good tac g
cial condition, he said. ,
Cherry praised the fine * |
which he said n.id been done j
j;_ i. - _■» _ _3 form " «
xciAiJn icauci o auu Vi t' m -3
ganizations in securin
prices for their products.
help of a sympathetic and CPC^H
ative administration si tVssfi.dsJM
which has had the farmers i ■
ests at heart.” , *1 j
Rep. Graham B rden c- ■
Third district, who is a c«:- 9
for re-election, and Wi ^ a
stead, state democratic chair- |
spoke. .j
Mrs. B. B. Everett c- PaK fl
state democratic vice cha-m 1
spoke briefly urging full Pa, " ^ i
tion of women voters :n the F i j
eral election next month.
TULE LIGHTING OPP0s£® 3
WASHINGTON. Oct.
The War Production Board ;, I
asked cities to refrain I
Christmas dispays of ® ’ d|
decorative lighting this >e ',(§■
in 1942 and 194.3. The reque*- ||
based on the short fuel i
many areas. Indoor l!2i1 •".‘■kJB j
homes or stores is pem-- , 9 -
it was stated,

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