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With confidence In oor armed forces—with
the nnbounding determination of onr people—
we will gain the Inevitable triumph—so help
as God. _
Roosevelt’s War Message.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1944
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
No one has conquered Christmas. No one
will.
Let ns believe that, when the guns are still.
A better, wiser world will hear aga’n
The song of peace on earth, good will to
men.—Eleanor Graham.
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Jaycees Do Good Job
The Jaycees have done a fine job in raising
the'r tuberculosis bond sales so near the $4.
000 mark. But it must not be forgotten that
the people of Wilmington and the beaches who
contributed to the organization's initial waste
paper collection did their share in making this
total poss b!e. The paper thus added to the war
stockpile scld for S333 and the Jaycees prompt
ly invested the money in tuberculosis bonds.
This whole project—the organization's spon
sorship of the bond sale, its decision to take
up the waste paper drive and use the proceeds
to buy bonds with, and the public reception of
its 'undertakings—well illustrates the value of
cco; eration. Without a welcome from the pub
1 c the Jaycees would have failed in both bond
and paper campaigns, despite the real merit
o' the oroject.
Ms.y the Junior Chamber of Commerce, which
d n such constructive thinking and planning in
t; ■ ncertaking, clear the way for other equal
1; be efic.al projects in the coming year.
Forging Ahead
Tiie Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company's
f2.000,000 investment in new and heavier rails
f.n replacements on the Richmond-Jacksonville
I ne is fresh evidence of this company’s pro
gress veness and determination to do its part
in serv ce and for safety.
The benefits of the project are many. The
steel mil’s with which the order was placed
will be able to assure employment to workers
in i.s rail departments. Coal and iron miners
will have this much more work. Special steel
grngs will have to be employed for the changc
out. All this, during the period of reconversion,
when employment will offer a problem for fac
tories of all kinds and plant workers every
where.
By using this heavier-than-usual rail, coupled
with the fact that in all replacement sections
tracks will have to be rebalasted and conse
quently firmer, the Coast Line will have pro
vided additional safety for its patrons. Still
another benefit is the company’s obvious con
fidence in postwar business.
While there is so much talk about the dif
ficulties that ail busness must expect to face
when war contracts expire, it is gratifying
to have this company, with headquarters in
Wilmington, plainly say that it has no fear of
any possible depression.
t 7
A Sniper’s Gun
A brief story suggesting what could happen
if the reluctance of individuals to buy E War
Bonds were carried a step further has reach
ed this office. It is told in a copyrighted item
from the Milwaukee Better Business Bureau.
It goes like this:
An American soldier in a sniper’s post on
one of the steaming, Jap-infested south Paci
fic islands had been doing his job well. Sud
denly there was a movement behind him. It
was his superior officer whispering:
“Buddy, you’ll have to give me your rifle,”
“Why?” inquired the sniper. “I've been do
ing all right. In the last five hours I’ve picked
off nineteen of the Nips; why must I give
up my gun now?’’
“I hate to tell you,” replied the officer,
“but the fellow back home whose War Bond
purchases paid for that rifle wants his monej
back.”
It would be but a short step from ref us in*
to buy War Bonds “until it hurts” to cashing
in bonds already bought. If everybody die
this, it would be the equivalent of this of
ficer’s saying “the fellow who paid for tha
rifle wants his money back.”
And that the people are not buying E bond:
in maximum quantity is shown by the fac
that -Shis type bond was far from the goa
when the Sixth War Bond campaign closei
last Saturday.
Five times Wilmington went over the to]
in all divisions of previous bond drives. Thi
time, along with the country at large, it fel
down. And even though E bonds bought befur
January 1 will be credited in the Sixth
drive’s total, there is so little of December
left that the purchase pace will have to be
sharply quickened to reach the goal by closing
time.
We will not be doing our duty toward the
boys at. the front if we do not make up the
! deficiency in community purchases.
-V
Get On The Air Map
Paul Neilson, of the Aeronautical Chamber
I of Commerce of America, who addressed a
' joint meeting of three Rotary clubs here on
i Tuesday night, was correct in saying that Wil
mington cannot afford to stay off the air map
now being drafted for the postwar era by air
lines and government agencies.
This is one project on which Wilmington has
expended united and tremendous effort for
some years. The failure to be already on an
air line is not the city’s or its leaders’ fault.
Not even the National Air Lines, which has a
franchise to operate planes through the city
has been permitted to land a ship because the
Army air base at Bluethenthal airport is still
! required in the war program. This is something
| that is expected to be dealt with when peace
! comes.
Wilmington has no intention of seeking to up
: set the War Department's program by protest
| ing its ruling on Bluethenthal. At the same
i time, there is no good reason why the building
f of another field of major proportions should
i not be undertaken. A start has been made by
the promoters of the private field near the
beach. Maybe, with the public interested, and
in view of the possibilities in aviation as a
postwar industry as well as the great impetus
to private flying that is universally accepted
as assured when individuals may again take
to the air, this field could be enlarged for the
big airliners w:hich will be aloft as soon as the
firing ceases. This is something to think about.
But there is another opening for Wilming
ton’s participation in aviation. It was seriously
considered when the city was seeking war in
dustries but for one reason and another was
not brought into existence. It is an airplane
assembly plant or parts factory. Such a project
would give Wilmington an even more impor
tant place on the air map mentioned by Mr.
j Neilson. And it would give Wilmington one of
the many industries which it is anxious to have
established in its area as a factor contributing
to its postwar prosperity. This, too, is some
thing to think about. Better than that, it is
something for the cit's leadership to do some
thing about.
-V-—
Keep Japs In Camp
Los Angeles police are properly concerned
over the threat to allow Japanese in intern
ment camps to return to that city since, in
the shallow thinking of some officials the dan
ger of Japanese war parties reaching the Pa
cific coast is past. There is no way of fore
seeing what new dangers Japanese at liberty
in Los Angeles or any other community on
the coast might create.
Lcs Angeles has had a long and bitter ex
perience of Japanese arrogance and bestiality.
Long before there was any thought of war
with Tokyo the little yellow men were all but
intolerable. There were exceptions, of course.
Some Japanese were good citizens and had
no greater ambition than to merit the respect
of Americans. Eut for the most part the Jap
anese were out to do what harm they could
j without paying penalties.
How many thousands were actual agents of
| the Tokyo government cannot be ascertained,
of course. But their number was too high for
•safety. Japanese fishermen were forever mak
ing maps of the coast, its harbors, inlets and
beaches. Japanese farmers were forever
studying American customs not with the idea
of adopting them but to advise Tokyo so that
when time came for attack the war lords
would know what to expect.
They knew what defenses existed and what
open spaces were available for secret land
ing. .Japanese house boys, outwardly obsequi
ous, were iorever picning up uus ui miuimo
tion that might have value when their armies
arrived. Japanese pupils in the universities
were acquiring knowledge, particularly in en
gineering, that they might be of service when
the yellow hordes came on conquest duty.
Is it possible that any thoughtful person
who knows anything about the record of Japa
nese, in Los Angeles or elsewhere, can really
believe that, as a class, they have undergone
a change of heart during their internment
and would become good American citizens
once they were released? It is hard to believe.
If the United States authorities are concern
ed about the secui y of the Pacific coast,
now and after the war ends, they will see
to it that no Japanese internees who cannot
establish by their past performance their in
disputable loyalty to this government are turn
ed loose to resume their nefarious activities
in the area which is most exposed to Japa
nese trickery, savagery and barbarism.
No Fireworks, Please
It is not only the hazard of accident that ac
companies the use of fireworks at this or any
other season of the year that means the law
forbidding their use deserves to be obeyed. The
sudden shock of their blast constitutes cruelty
to nervous persons and invalids.
1 It would be greatly to ‘Wilmington’s and
. New Hanover county’s credit' if the holiday
l season were allowed to pass without a single
1 firecracker or other noise-creating device shat
tering the serenity of the community.
> With a war at its height and the news from
s Europe none too good, it is obvious that any
1 waste of powder or other explosive merely to
: make a racket is inexcusable.
Reparations
By CARLYE MORGAN
It would be a good omen for future peace
• if the United States, Britain and Russia could
now issue a joint statement on reparations pol
icy to be applied to Germany.
With the West Wall being flanked as well
as penetrated, t may be later than even we, j
the victorous peoples, think. Are we prepar- j
! ecj {or unity at this moment? If we are not, ,
then we are unprepared for peace. The key
to control of aggression is Allied unity. There
is no substitute for this—not in any blueprint
of the most clever devising. And almost any
plan could be made to work so long as the
will to unity among the Allies prevailed.
The reparations question glows — or, one
might sav, bristles—with opportunities to test
this will to unity. The glow will brighten, or
the bristles sharpen; it depends on whether
reparations policies are formulated on sound
economic and moral principles or determined
by the chance factor of who happens to be
on whose land as the last shot whistles into
silence.
A pre-victory declaration is needed on what
and how Germany shall pay, and the chief
ends to be served by billing her—as, for ex
ample, reconstruction of devastated countries,
prevention of German milita-y recovery, a
lesson to the German people and so forth.
This would help to avoid frictions among the
Allies after the war. It would provide a mea
sure for judging conflicting Allied claims
against Germany. It should help to prevent
reparations discussions from degenerating in
to a race for postwar spoils; the European
markets once served by Germany, for ex
ample.
There is reason to believe that much prog
ress has been made in Allied councils toward
agreement about reparations. References to
this subject were made in Teheran dispatches.
They have occurred also in reports from
Washington and London. The question of Ger
man labor reparations has been handled care
fully. If the Russians want that form of repa
rations. it seems agreed they should have it.
The implication would seem to be that the
others will have a right to some other balanc
ing payment, like wanted German goods, in
place of labor. There also seems to be a gen
eral agreement that cash reparations are un
feasible. It seems agreed that stating the size
of total reparations in terms of cash would
be confusing to peoples who have to learn
that such payments can be taken only in
goods and services.
Already development of war industries has
over-equipped several countries in certain
lines and the threat of unbridled competition
in these suggests the need of special inter
national arrangements to prevent postwar
economic frictions from becoming political
frictions among war-time allies. Into this pic
ture the reparations equation must be fitted.
A layman can hardly know the precise state
of Allied parleys on reparations. These may
have advanced even more than any of us
suppose. Even so, a statement s urgently need
ed. It should constitute a commitment by the
Governments to their collective peoples, a
guide for future public opinion as to the faith
fulness of governmental professions. It is also
required as an educational force, to accustom
popular thought to economic realities as con
trasted with the demands that mere emotion
might impose, either on behalf of harsher or
softer treatment of the enemy.
The question of the national and interna
tional good, as contrasted with purely sec
tional interests in some countries, must be
explored in full daylight. When this is done
the people will be better equipped to consider
and approve sound policy-making in this field.
One gauge they have available even now',
of course; that is. that reparations should be
so designed as to provide no country—and
especially no one of the Allies upon whom
will fall the responsibility of controlling Ger
man propensities for aggression—with a ques
tionable economic advantage.
A statement now, based on principles, would ,
help to assure that the advantages and dis
advantages of Allied reparations policy would
be firmly shared. It w'ould help to remove one
of the possible causes of frictions which Ger
man leaders hope will develop after this war
to give Germany another chance at dominion.
.—Christian Science Monitor.
SO THEY SAY
Hitler has now been ruler of Germany for
nearly 12 years. This means that practically
every Geerman from the age of 6 to 35 is in
fected with the Nazis virus. We must wait 30
years—if not a great deal longer—before w’e
can find a really anti-Nazi Germany.—Ed
ward B4nes, president Czechoslovakia.
* * •
If we settle for anything less than a total
knockout, it simply means that we have let
our men down and set the stage for another
war—a war their children will have to wage.
—Navy Undersecretary Ralph A. Bard.
* * *
I would not like to associate myself with
a partly artificial policy of dismemberment
of Germany, but the deceiving experience of
Versailles ought not to be repeated. This time
military disarmament must be accompanied
by economic disarmament.—Belgian Foreign
Minister Paul-Henri Spaak.
* * •
If 30 to 50 divisions of the Chinese Red
Army could be equipped with modern arma
ment and be given tactical and technical
training by American officers we could an
nihilate the Japanese armies in northern Chi
na. We would need the assistance of the Amer
ican Air Force to do this job.—Gen. Chu Teh,
Chinese Communist army chief.
» * *
There is nothing savage in the American
soldier's fighting. They go about in in the
American business man’s way, taking it calm
ly and coolly.—Lt.-Col. John F. McDonough
of New York, back from Saipan.
* * *
The propositions that some education is bet
ter than none, and that more is bet
ter than less are highly dubious. Some bad
education is worse than none, and more bad
education is worse tha-, less. — Dr. Robert
Maynard Hutchins, presides! U. of Chicago.
• * *
For all of the assistance when the barbar
ous enemy was crowding around our northern
islands we shall remain eternally thankful
and sight of the British battle fleet in these
waters will not cause forgetfulness of its fore
runner, the Stars and Stripes.—Sydney, Aus
tralia. Herald.
* * *
Nazi Germany is hoping to win an ei^ght
month respite mainly by employing 16-t o n
rocket bombs and jet-driven planes—for which
they have not a sufficient number of pilots
but even the Germans no longer believe she
can. — Former member German legation in
Berne, Switzerland.
sm .e-starter trouble
WITH THE AEF
Tankmen In The Saddle
By KENNETH L. DIXON
WITH THE AEF In Germany,
Dec. 13. —(Delayed) —(fl5)— Sgt.
Wilkie C Bryten hails from Cody.
Wyoming, has been nicknamed
‘Cowboy.” He is willing to ride
almost any'hing into battle—and
since he has had three tanks shot
out from under him, he sometimes
has to do just that.
The “Cowboy" lost his last iron
steed at Gersonsweiler. Then he
put on a little personal rodeo. It
happened when three German tanKs
got the range of the General Sher
man which the “Cowboy” com
mands.
The Sherman, 3.000 yards away,
was disabled and one crew mem
ber was wounded. Everybody
abandoned (he tank until the en
emy stopped shelling it. Then
“Cowboy” climbed back in and
started firing the 75-mm gun. But
the range was too great.
So out he jumped and ran
through 500 yards of small arms
and artillery fire to a group of
tank destroyers. He mounted the
turret of the nearest and took
over direction of its 90-mm fire
against the three enemy tanks.
One was kaycrd and the other
two retreated.
Another iron horse roughrider is
Sgt. Jerome Debenhardt of Mil
waukee. a 30th It fantry Doughboy.
He was riding atop a light tank in
a scrap and was pretty much ex
posed.
When the Germans shot at him
with an anti-tank gun and a ba
zooka from a roadblock, Jerome
vaulted off ’he tank and charged,
firing as he ran. A short time lat
er the roadblock and the dead
Germans were removed and the
tank continued on its way with
Jerry still in the saddle.
If you can read German, there
is no trouble in finding out where
Col. Hinds, of Nashville, Tenn.,
commander of the 41st Armored
Regiment is, as soon as you step
into his command post.
A signboard which once read
“Der Rektor 1st” now has been
changed to “Der Oberst 1st" as
this officer : ,ovcd into a German
schoolmaster’s rooms. Below that
unfinished sentence are several
alternate notches in which a .45
cartridge currently indicates whe
ther Col. Hinds is “bereit”, pre
sent for duty, or “schauer” or
“auftlarung”, on reconnaissance.
If the bullet rests in a notch
reading “umersclupf, you'd better
grab a foxhole. That means “in
deep shelter.”
Namei make news dept. — the
town of Julich—new besieged for
the tenth time in its bloody mili
tary history-dominates the main
crossing of the river Roer on the
old Doman road between Maas
tricht and Cologne. The first Duke
of Julieh was the famous tenth
century soldier, Gerhardt the First.
Outside the gates of Julieh fate
today has placed another Gerhardt
—Maj. Gen. Charles Gerhardt,
commander of the attacking 29th
Division.
Pfc. John White, o£ Utice. N.Y..
102nd Infantryman was munching
an apple while helping to mop up
resistance in a small town. When
he had finished eating it, he heav
ed the core down a cellar stairway
he happened to be passing—and
out jumped a scared German,
shouting 'Kamerad.' He thought it
was a grenade.
State Produces 68 Per Cent
Of Nation’s Tobacco
- t—:
RALEIGH, Dec. 20.— UP! —North
Carolina produced 68 per cent of
all flue-cured tobacco grown in the
nation this year, and its total pro
duction of all types will be ap
proximately 41 per cent of the
country’s total, a survey by the
State Department of Agriculture
showed today.
Statistician J. J. Morgan, who
made the survey, said that the
State would produce 733,000,000
pounds of flue-cured leaf, compar
ed with 1.080,003,000 for the nation
as a whole, and 15,000.000 pounds
of burley, compared with the na
tion's total of 491,603,000.
The nation’s total flue - cured
crop in 1943 was 788,532,000 pounds,
compared with a 10-year average
was 6,848,000 pounds.
Morgan said that on tne basis
of estimates of December 1, the
Eastern North Carolina belt — the
country’s largest — would produce
372.900.000 pounds with an average
yield of 1,100 pounds on 339,000
acres. The Middle and Old Belt
production is expected to total
270.400.000 pounds on 260,000 acres,
a yield of 1,040 pounds which is
a new record for these two bells.
The Eorder Belt produced 89,700,
000 pounds in North Carolina on
78.000 acres and had a yield of
1,150 pounds an acre.___
Daily Prayer
FOR THOSE WHO MOURN
Bereavement and sorrow have
come to multitudes of us in this
test for Mansoul. Bitter has been
the price paid for our service
men’s heroism by parents and
wives and children and other loved
ones. In the desperation of grief
we lift up anguished hearts to
Thee, O infinite and mysterious
Father. We cannot understand
these dispositions of Thy provi
dence; but we hold fast to the
faith that Thou art our Father,
and that Thou doest all things
well. We cannot glimpse the
greater service of man and of
God that Thou hast prepared for
the fallen: we only know that
they are in Thy loving keeping. In
strength of soul, may we carry
on the highest purposes of those
who have left us. Deliver us from
all bitterness of heart, and from
all morbidly nursed grief, and en
able us to say, with Christ. "Thy
will be done.” Amen.—W.T.E.
Congress May Probe
Supply Hijacking In
European War Zone
WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. —(/Pi
Reports that thefts of gasoline and
food from suDply lines has been a
serious problem for American ar
mies in Europe brought talk today
of a Congressional investigation.
Both Senate and House commit
tees evinced interest in press dis
patches saying that pilfering of
supplies reached such proportions
at one time as to menace military
operations, but had since been
curbed.
Dispatches have told of instances
of American soldiers selling sup
plies and of gangsters “hi-jacking”
them for resale on the black mar
ket. ^
Yanks Use Flame Bomb
Made From Belly Tank
Against Foe In Burma
MYITKYINA. North Burma. Dec.
20.—(IP)—The U. S. 10th Air Force
is using a new, home-made flame
bomb against the Japanese in Bur
ma.
It is a fighter plane belly-tank,
filled with the same liquid used in
flame - throwers, which spreads
sheets of flame over wide areas.
The Literary Guidepost
BY JOHN SELBY
“Situation Normal,” by Arthur
Miller (Reynal & Hitchcock: $2). .
Quite a while back a certain
movie producer sent Arthur Miller
out into the world of the military
camps with an idea. The idea was
that it would be nice to produce a
movie that really did express the
soldier—the kind of movie that
could be shown in Army camps
without rousing horselaughs all
over the place. There have been
very few of these, by the way.
Mr. Miller was a good choice
for that sort of assignment. He’s
not very old, he had some expe
rience knocking about the world,
and he has a certain amount of
what the universities still call ed
ucation. There were two more
qualifications, too. One was that
he has a ready sympathy which
he is not ashamed to show, and
the other is that he can write.
Really write. This does not mean
that Mr. Miller is one to whip
adjectives all over the corral. It
means that when he starts out to
describe a man or a situation or
an emotion, the thing stays de
scribed.
He was interested in the en
listed men, but writes well about
their officers. He finds a great
number of little things that never
seem to get into print—the resent
ment between pararooper and
ordinary air-borne man, for one
small illustration. The former gets
twice the pay of the latter. Miller
can go out on night maneuvers,
and draw from them a set of won
derful pictures, such as the bored
men sitting around in the black
out, smoking with their heads
drawn down into their overcoats;
such as a clever colonel handling
his erring lieutenants so expertly
that not one man even flushed
when corrected.
Boys being outfitted, mumbling
about camp in the vague staie be
tween civilian and soldier, boys
watching expert actors show
them how to do things and how
not to do them, lonely boys
and cussing boys—all of them are
drawn in all kindness. Mr. Miller
does not do much conclusion
findings, but when he does, they
are good conclusions. He thinks,
for example, that our men should
know better what the war’s about.
Interpreting
The War&
By KIRKE L. SIMPSOV
Associated Press War Analvst
. Despite a slight lifting rf ‘st
■ied news blacokut the l 6 ^
an tne American First Armv-10n
wmg in Belgium rem "ninght
obscure at the end of "1“ f.::°
day of the sustained v
attack to warrant the conc-f '^
that it already had rui , 81 »
But pieced together -Vv *•
on negative rafter than
factors involved, the current v'
tie reports indicate that whiL
enemy may not have bee- hV "!
completely, his effort -'a7l 91
contained. The surprise effect ^
wearing off and there is Z \"
aence that the enem.v has -
able to consolidate his four tw.n
into a single dangerous saliem?
begin a wheeling movement ro"r'r
ward. ' ‘url“
An important fact in the 0re«
incomplete and scanty outline
the situation is American
ture of Monschau. The town i>
within the German horde- if
vitally important to the Naz:, <
protection of the flank and r«
of the indicated narrow saw
reaching to the Stavelot area Bar
m American hands it represents
a potential counter-thrust jump-ft
site to lop that whole Stave’ot
salient off at its base.
Latest field reports indicate then
has been no material change
the situation at the apex of ihe
Nazi Stavelot salient since it cat
the Aachen-Luxembourg highwav
and possibly the Liege-Luxemboun
railway beyond it, both importa-t
communication laterals for quick
shifting of Allied troops to dance
points. Presumably h , '
the basts of the overrunning" cl
one or both of those arteries Ber
lin founded its othewise meaning!
less claim of having cut the first
army in two in Belgium,
To effect a break-through of a
critical nature, the German coun
ter attack must drive many rules
farther westward, however, than
it has yet reached or wheel ab
ruptly north or northwest to out
flank Allied Aachen communica
tions. The 15-mile gap between
the Liege section of the Meuse
and the west end of Hurtgen Forest
offers the only discernible threat
to rear communications via Aachen
with the Allied front of the Roer.
But to wheel that way the at!
lackers need far more elbow room
than they have yet gained. A
turn north from the Stavelot area
up the Luxembourg-Aac'nen high
way would merely expose another
flank dangerously to Allied assault
from the west.
Circumstances still warrant the
conclusion that the German ob
jective is strictly limited, that
the maneuver relied wholly upon
surprise for any chance of suc
cess, and that time is now run
ning out against the foe with ever
increasing possibilities that an
other crippling German miliary
disaster will be the ultimate re
sult of so risky nature.
LAWMAKER SEEKS
CHEAPER SESSION
RALEIGH, Dec. 20 - W -Rep.
John Umstead of Orange said here
today he would ask the 1945 House
of Representatives to amend its
rules to cut out “unessential clerk
hire and eliminate other employes
who are not essential."
Umstead, veteran house mem
i ber and author of important leg,.5
| lation during several sessions, said
j the 1943 House alone “wasted ap
‘ proximately $7,500 of unnecessary
1 clerk hire." and "employed 18 as
I sistant seargeants-at-arms 'when
six would have served the pur
pose.”
i He said that a survey he maoe
revealed that the last House
! amended its rules to provide fo*
a total of 27 clerks. “Of these !>
I were assigned permanently to
House committees which recent
| five or less bills each during tne
! 64-day session."
Two of the committees, he said,
I "did not handle a bill during t -e
1 session, yet one expended S300 o.
I . . , .it.-., CQQfl ’
: cieiK nire emu me
House clerks in the last se^s. •
i were paid $6 daily for 64 aays
or a total of $384 for eacn clert
serving the entire session. Hou
assistant sergeants-at-arms "
paid $4.50 daily.
Myrna Kennedy, Actress,^
Dead Of A Heart AttacK
HOLLYWOOD. Deo 20. -
Mrs. Merna Brayton. 3s. >•
known as Merna Kenne y, j(>
actress, died today of a h ■
tack. irorreit
The wife of Master hat. r°- ,,
Brayton. she was best kn le,
the feminine lead '>PP0M.;- ]ajt
Chaplin in “The Circu.- ■.. .,
film was “Lady With A of
1932. She was the former' ^
Busby Berkeley. f;im 1934 and
tor, whom she married 1 - "
divorced in 1935. -ifankakce.
Born Merna Kahlei- in ** ,
111., she came to Cabfo..
child. r
Wallace Has Luncheon
With FDM^ees Pre
9Q .—'■$*’
WASHINGTON. Detv ^ali,c»,
Vice-President Henry ; ■ JanU»»
prospectively out 0 - . on with
20, had a two-hour uncne» ^
President Roosevelt today t,e
dashed out a side 1
White House t chart*
Reporters waiting 1- cbaUf.
to interview him
feur to a waiting a- ... •,.<
lost. Wallace already ««
I ear and had whir c

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