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The Sunday Star-News
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SUNDAY. SEPTEMBER 15, 1946
TOP O’ THE MORNING
r All the World knows the story of Mae
Arthur’s “return” as he had said, but it is
; yet to know of our Lord’s return. He is
coming again! Let us tell it over and over.
[ Let us sing it in our choirs, declaim it from
our pulpits, write it in our letters, print it
in our books and papers. Yea, let us write
; it upon the tables of our hearts never to be
forgotten. He has gone away, but He said
when leaving, “I shall return.” — G. H.
Montgomery.
Community Chest Drive
Machinery for the annua] financial
-campaign of Wilmington’s Community
Chest has been set in motion with ap
pointment of Louie E. Woodbury as
general chairman of the drive, to be
conducted October 15-25. The goal is
$102,436.
The selection of Mr. Woodbury is a
wise one and his leadership assures a
campaign organization that should
guarantee the success of the drive.
We know of no group in Wilmington
that has attracted the talents of so
many capable civic leaders as the Com
munity Chest. All may be assured that
the stewardship of their contributions
is in strong, capable and sympathetic
hands.
Most citizens know that one of the
most effective ways of meeting their
social responsibilities is through gen
erous support of the organization_the '
Community Chest—that speaks for the
needs of the greatest number of vol
untary health and welfare agencies.
They have found that it is good
business to support such agencies be
cause they add to the well-being of all
and make the community a better place
in which to live.
Every successful Chest campaign
proves once again that those who have
shared in building the city also share
in the responsibility of keeping its life
healthy and productive for all the peo
ple. When we give to the Chest, we re
affirm our faith in a kind of democracy
that puts its trust not in compulsion
but in cooperation; not in selfishness
but in sharing; not in scattering but in
uniting our forces as we approach our
common problems.
Everyone should give because every
one benefits.
Truman-Wallace Blunder
Unless President Truman has de
cided to adopt ‘Yazzie dazzle” diplo
matic tactics, we cannot understand
Secretary Wallace’s plea to ease up on
Russia.
Mr. Wallace’s denunciation of the “get
tough” with Moscow policy is violently
contrary to the line followed by Secre
tary of State Byrnes. The United States
must, if it is to be understood and re
spected, not only imply but speak
forcibly to Stalin and his representa
tives. It is the one language they un
derstand. Appeasement is as bad a
course now as it was at Munich.
In his address in Madison Square
Garden Thursday night, the Secretary
of Commerce declared that the United
States must establish a clearly-defined
and realistic foreign policy of its own
to avoid another war.
Yet, Mr. Wallace contributed real
disunity to the effort to do this very
thing. His action is doubly serious in
view of the fact that his remarks were
administration-approved. Is Mr. Tru
.
man trying to have two Secretaries of
State? It certainly looks that way.
We agree with Senator Vandenberg
in his declaration that “we can only
cooperate with one Secretary of State
at a time. The authority Of American
foreign policy is dependent upon the
degree of American unity behind it.
Rightly or wrongly, Paris is doubtful
of this unity this morning.”
In stepping out of his place as Sec
retary of Commerce and taking on the
assignment of a Secretary of State, Mr.
Wallace has done the country a serious
wrong. And he alone is not responsible.
Mr. Truman had an equally important
hand in the regrettable incident which,
to many, will indicate second-rate sup
port of Secretary Byrnes.
To put it bluntly, we would be mufch
better off today if Mr. Wallace had not
spoken.
A Real Service
Because few are as well qualified as
he to speak on safety, all interested in
this phase of the welfare of New Han
over’s children will appreciate the ap
pearance of Captain John Davis, retired
Wilmington police traffic chief, before
school audiences here.
Captain Davis spoke at the Lake
Forest school Friday morning and is
on the program at Tileston school next
Friday. Our understanding is that he
will appear at other schools as the year
goes along.
An interesting speaker who knows
his audiences exceptionally well, the ad
monitions Captain Davis is giving the
youngsters are based on many years’
experience. His outline of good safety
practices is as timely as it is important
in the protection of their lives.
His list of eight safety “Don’ts,” as;
presented to the Lake Forest student, is!
well worth repeating here. It is:
1— Don’t cross the street on a red
light.
2— Don’t ever ride anyone on your
bicycle.
3— Don’t let the brakes and other
equipment on your bicycle become
faulty.
4— Don’t turn on an electric light
while your feet are wet or you are
standing in water.
5— Don’t play on the streets.
6— Don’t put your head or arm out
of a bus window.
7— Don’t fly kites where there are
electrical wires as you may become
electrocuted.
8— Don’t run in front of a bus after
you get off. Stand off the street or on
the road shoulder and wait until you
can see both ways before crossing the
street. *
There are many other don ts but
Captain Davis obviously doesn’t* want
to overburden his listeners. These are
the most important and any youngster
who follows them may be reasonably
sure of escaping injury on the com
munity’s busy streets and elsewhere.
In addition to the educational value
of his talks, they are also appeals to
the youths to cooperate in traffic safety.
With one death during the first few
days of school, New Hanover has made
a bad start in juvenile traffic safety
for the 1946-47 term. As more auto
mobiles are made available, it is rea
sonable to expect traffic to increase.
The authorities are doing the best they
can to lessen the dangers on the streets
and highways but it will require genuine
cooperation on the part of the young
sters if we are to effect a real degree of
«
safety. Captain Davis is leading the
way for the children to do their part.
Although he is no longer in uniform,
Captain Davis’ heart is still with the
students in the effort to protect them
from harm. Retirement has not affect
ed his burning desire for greater traffic
safety and we believe the community
joins us in extending our thanks to him
for this worthwhile service.
■ An al;bi is something a husband is
silly enough to think his wife believes.
Women shouldn’t be afraid to tell
their age, says a writer. And act it!
Four hundred sets of twins assemble
in Grand Rapids for the convention of
the International Twins Association.
Where two of a kind make a full house.
A good sport is a fellow who thinks
fun is worth the trouble.
The jack of all trades is what the
tradesmen collect on pay day.
Along Broadway
By WALTER WINCHELL
ft 1940, and repeated' as late as 1944, Stalin
declared that a Cmmunist state was never
safe until the whole world was Communist.
The diplomatic rat race, started by Russia,
is on. History will record the unspeakable
tactics to snare the support of Germans as
an atrocity of peace. The Allied diplomatic
throat slitting (while promising to revive Nazi
land’s power) not only emphasizes their split
—but also underlines the cleavage between
FDR’s foreign policy and the zig-zagging now
practiced by America's leaders. Roosevelt
said: “As for Germany, that tragic nation
which has sown the wind and is now reaping
the whirlwind—we an^ our Allies are entirely
agreed that we shall not t^irgain with the
German conspirators, br leave them a shred
of control—open or secret—of the instruments
of gov’t. We shall not leave them a single
element of military power—or of potential
military power.”
From a front page story in the Ngw .York
Herald Tribune of Jan. 1, 1945: “Allied Su
preme Headquarters, confirming reports from
the front of a mass slaughter by the Ger
mans of American soldier prisoners, issued
today an official statement which said that
115 Americans were murdered in this way
soon after the German counter-offensive be
gan. The statement (issued after an investi
gation) said the Americans captured near
Malmedy, Belgium, were lined up in ranks
six deep and were mowed down by machine
gun fire.”
But a year and a half later American diplo
mats are ready to treat German soldiers like
allies!
There is nothing so hypocritical and stupid
as the current srupy drooling by Allied diplo
mats about the difference between “The Ger
man people” and the Nazis. “The German
people” shill is the most obnoxious type of
weasel-wording. . .Nazism is merely a new
label for ancient German venom. One of Ger
many's military heroes is General Count von
Haesler. He once declared: “It is necessary
that our civilization build its temple on moun
tains of corpses, on an ocean of tears and
on the death cries of men and women with
out numbers. Germany must rule the inferior
races of the worid!”. . .He said that in 1893!
Sec'y Byrnes’ naive babbling that the Ger
mans will behave like good little rodents if
they are gifted with democracy, must make
intelligent citizens shudder. Germans had a
taste of democracy during the days of the
Weimar Republic—after the first World War.
They promptly spit it out and swallowed
Nazism. And when the Nazis were riding high.
Dr. Karl Joseph Wirth, Chancellor of the
Weimar Republic, openly bragged Jhat Hitler
only continued the rearmament that had been
secretly prepared by his gov’t. Wirth added:
“I deserve great credit for this preparation.”
Allied hop-heads are now cooing with Nazi
militarists. But it’s safer to tangle with a
cobra than clutch the paw of a Junker killer.
In 1944 Field Marshal von Rundstedt issued
a secret report to German Generals that
stated: “With the booty we have accumulated,
the enfeebling of two generations of enemy
manpower and the destruction of their indus
tries, we shall be bett r placed to conquer
in 25 years than we were in 1939. We don’t
have to fear peace conditions analogous to
those which we have imposed because our
adversaries will always be divided. Their dis
unitly will force them to fight each other,
and Germany will play one side against the
other.”
Allied plans to rebuild German industries
must have been inspired by the ghost of Hit
ler. When the Nazi military machine cracked,
leading German industrialists held a secret
meeting on Aug. 10, 1944 — and blueprinted
strategy for mobilizing German industry for
the Third World War. They decided to create
small research bureaus that were to be hid
den in cities or camouflaged in villages near
water-power sites under the guise of studying
hydro - electric resources. The researchers
weie ordered to concentrate on new weapons
of war—which can only mean atomic bombs.
. . .The American Army’s G-2 has a complete
report on this meeting in its files.
The following news clipping should be on
the desk of every delegate at the Paris con
ference. It was published in the Jan. 29. 1930,
issue of the German zeitung, “Volkischer
Beobachter”:
“Germany can have only one ardent wish,
namely, that the spirit of misfortune should
hover over every Allied conference, that dfc
cord shall arise therefrom, and that finally
a world peace which would otherwise ruin
our nation should dissolve in blood and fire.
And one can hope that out of gns struggle
the possibility might arise for Germany "to
enter the stage of world historical events as
a star performer.”
From a speech by Adolf Hitler.

All of which introduces the following going
the B’way rounds. . .A producer phoned ra
friend in the State Dep't: “I need your help,’
he said. “I’m doing a play about the peace
conference.”
“Oh,” interrupted the diplomat, “a
drahmah?”
Of course not,” said the producer. "A
FARCE!”
QUOTATIONS
We are doing worse than simply standing
still. We cannot permit 700 million persons
to starve or become stinking corpses in middle
Europe, regardless of the crimes of German
leaders and even of the great mass of people
themselves.—J. H. van Royen, retiring Neth
erlands Foreign Minister.
* * * *
People belong to a trade union movement
because they are workers and not professional
politicians, but Communists are professional
politicians, first and trade (Unionists incident
ally.—Morris Muster, who resigned as presi
dent of the United Furniture Workers, "charg
ing Communist domination. ..
* • * •
The formation of a world federation of states
seems inevitable in the future.—Dr. Quo Tai
chi, Chinese delegate to UN Security Council.
• * • •
The American people will be forced to re
sort to strike if that is necessary to prevent
inflation.—Dr. Alonzo F. Myers of New York
U.
PAYING THE FIDDLER
The Gallup Poll
U. S. Public In Favor
Of Keeping Our Troops
In Europe, Poll Shows
Secretary Byrnes’ Warn’-'?
Gets Full Support (
Most Americans
BY GEORGE GALLUP
Director, American Institute of
Public Opinion
PRINCETON, N. J., Sept. 14.—
Secretary of State Byrnes’ warn
ing at Stuttgart that the United
States is no going to “pull out’’ of
Germany or Europe has solid sup
port from American public opinion.
A coast to coast poll by the In
stitute completed shortly before
Mr. Byrnes made his speech shows
that eight in every ten voters think
it is best to keep our troops in
Germany and elsewhere in Europe.
Persons who have a member oi
their immediate family in the arm
ed forces at the present time ex
press the same opinion by virtual
ly the same majority.
Observers versed in foreign af
fairs will likely find the poll re
sult significant in the light of pre
dictions that have often been made
as to how the public would react
to continued chaos and trouble in
Europe.
Some people have said that
Americans would become so dis
gusted with the turmoil there and
the apparent futility of trying to
make satisfactory treaties that
they would want to pull out and
leave that unhappy coritinent to
stew in its own juice.
The country’s vote in the poll is
as follows:
“Do you think we are doing
the best thing to keep troops
in Germany and other defeat
ed nations in Europe, or would
it be better to bring all our
troops home now?”
The results:
Keeps troops in Europe .80<7o
Bring troops home_16
No opinion _ . .. --- 4
The same question was askea
concerning Japan, as follows:
“Do you think we are doing
the best thing to keep troops
in Japan, or would it be better
to bring all troops home now?”
Keep troop's in Japan-81%
Bring troops home .-15
No opinion. ..— * *
Majorities as large as 80 and 81
per cent are not often found in
public opinion" polls on national or
world issues.
If there is a demand to “bring
the boys home’- from Europe it
would presumably start with the!
families who have a member in
the armed forces now.
Yet in today’s poll the vote of
such families is no different from
the rest of the country. In the case
of .Germany and Europe it is 81
per cent for leaving our troops
there, and in the case of Japan,
82 per cent.
Veterans of World War II are
more in favor of maintaining oc
cupation troops than the rest of
the public. The vote of veterans
questioned in the poll was 93 per
cent in favor of keeping troops in
Germany and Europe, 94 per cent
in favor keeping them in Japan.
The poll likewise finds no evi
dence of any return to “isolation
ist” thinking on the part of voters
of the Middle West. So far as the
question of clearing out of Ger
CHURCH TO HONOR
THOSE WHO^ERVED
Delgado Presbyterian Serv
ice tonight For Mem
bers Back From War
A roll call of the soldiers and
sailors who served in World War
II, and who were members of the
congreation of Delgado Presbyteri
an church, will be featured at the
7:30 o'clock services at the church
tonight.
Sixty-two candles will be used
to form the letter “V” during the
services, and all but two of these
tapers will be lighted, the two un
lighted candles to mark the memo
ry of the two young men, Harold
Godbold and Charles Hardison,
who lost their lives in the struggle.
The Rev. C. C. Myers, pastor
of the church, has extended a cor
dial invitation to the public to
attend the services, which will also
be featured by a sermon on the
text, Proverbs 16:32. The Scriptural
lesson will be from the Ephesians.
6:1-18 verse.
The 60 living young men and
women who served in the armed
forces, and who will be honored to
night with lighted candles, are as
follows: Harold Arthurs, Vernon
Allen, Joe Brewer, Walter Brewer,
J. B. Batton Junior Q. Batton,
Loyd Batton, Roy Batton, Kenneth
Biggs, High Ballard, Mrs. Ruth
Ballard .Worth Bolton, Donnie Bol
ton, Vernon Collins, James Clem
mons, Graham Clemmons, David
Clemmons, Morris Cook. Laurence
Cook, Garland Cook, Richard
Cook, S. T. Diel, C. H. Diel, J.
N. Diel, Ralph Fowler, Otto Fow
ler, Victor Farrow, Robert God
bold, Roy Godbold, Willie Godbold.
And R. J. Hobbs, Orbert Hobbs,
Richard Hobbs, Ottis Hobbs, Robert
Hobbs, Harry Hobbs, Herbert Hin
son, Elerby Hayes, Lewis Johnson.
Alvia Johnson, L. C. Jerrell, R. W.
Jarrell, N. H. Jordon, Thomas
King, William King, George Len
Kelly, Woodrow Millican, Carl Nob
les, Bill Scroggins, James Tyner,
E. S. Willianmson, Alton Webb,
George Webb, Glenn Webb, and
Homer Webb.
MISSING WHEEL
The rear wheel of Johnny Leu
wenberg’s bicycle has been re
ported as missing from Forest
Hills school since Friday, Sept.
6th. His family requests anyone
having knowledge of the where
abouts of the missing wheel to
contact them at 2-3206. The
bicycle is described as brand new
and painted white.
many and Japan is concerned, the
majority vote in that area is vir
tually the same s elsewhere.
The vote of the Middle West
.Ohio, Indina, Illinois, Michigan,
Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, Ne
braska, Idwa, North Dakota, South
Dakota, and Missouri):
Germany Japan
Keep troops there_78% 81%
Briny them home _17 15
No opinion_...... 5 4 l|
Letter Box
APATHY AND THE ATOM
To The Editor:
It can be scientifically asserted
that the discovery of the means of
releasing the energy of the atom
is the most momentous discovery
that was ever made. It is a dis
covery which will ultimately take
over most of the work that man
has been accustomed to do by the
sweat of his brow. On the other
hand it is a discovery by which
man can utterly destroy himself
and all civilization. There has been
no exaggeration of the direful
power which the released energy
of the atom can exercise. And yet
in the presence of these world
transforming, scientifically ascer
tained facts there exists an ap
palling apathy.
This would be understandable
if th < danger were in the future
and remote. It is baffling when it
is definitely and scientifically
known that world-wide collapse
and ruin are imminent and certain,
unless something is done and done
quickly. There is not a moment
to be lost. America already has
the sinister secret of the atom.
Russia will have it tomorrow, and
all the world will have it day
after tomorrow. And yec it is said
tha "people are bored with atomic
energy” and prefer not to be an
noyed by the mention of it. Under
such circumstances, “to be bored
is to be damned,” is the timely
comment of an able and brilliant
American editor. Furthermore, to
be bored is not only irrational but
immoral. What is the intelligence
of planning a future when there
can’t be any future, if mankind
is merely bored by the approach
of disaster? What is the morality
of bringing children into a world
in which the fires of desolation
and death are starting, soon to be
come a world conflagration, if
nothing is done except to be bored
by the prospect? What is the sense
of living, if life is to be a bored
rendezvous with inescapable ex
tinction? It can be relied upon
as a ceftalnty that to be bored
will not be so popular a pastime
in that saving day which must
come, when it fill be respectable
to see things as they are and to be
intelligent rather than to be bored.
There are two things which the
average man or woman can do to
deflect this appalling atomic dan
ger. One is to be informed, intel
ligent and articulate. Pass the
word along, that there may be an
awaken ng to the immediate dan
§er. Tlie other is to have definite
conviction as to what must be
speedily done to avert the danger
and to carry that conviction to
friends and neighbors. The world
must be educated as to the reali
ties of our situation, and the time
is short. Only one solution has
been proposed. The same brains
that discovered the secret of the
release of atomic energy, the same
scientists, have given it as their
considered judgment that world
control of atomic energy, prefer
ably within the United Nations Or
ganization, is the only thing that 1
can prevent world disaster, and i
that such world authority must 1
be set up as to make that control i
exclusive, effective and absolute. '
•kvery responsible citizen owes it
.to his country and to himself to
promote this idea of world control
And don’t waste any time with
those who are so archaic in their
thinking as to want to talk about
national sovereignty at this critical
moment. National sovereignty to
do as a nation, pleases has caused
most of the wars that have afflict,
ed mankind, and has been com
pletely discredited by past and :
current events.
This idea of world control can I
(prevail only through world-wide !
Interpreting
The News
BY DEWITT MACKENZIE
AP Foreign Affairs AnaKst
An observant Flordia Ed ■
has asked me for an interprr/
tion of London’s Communiq s„'
ported squatter campaign wh
has produced the astonb
though colorful spectacle ofl,/
dreds of vacant luxury apartmer",'
in London being occupied h*
homeless invaders under exneiJ
guidance.
Well, that’s a good question h.
causa as I see it this movent
has been taken over by gr;..
Communists in a smart political
maneuver. It is calculated to em
barras the present socialist
ernment and to lay the groan !
work for its defeat in the w
general election which under nlr
mal circumstances would be he'd
four year,5 hence.
To get the full import of fh',
move, one must understand whit
happened in the general election
a year ago. Britain then amazed
the world by turning out the Con
servative government, headed hi
the famous war-leader Wm,..;
!“U’f electing a Labor
I (Socialist) house of commons
Were Dissatisfied
Now that didn’t mean tha* *hi
majority of the normally conser
valive people of England sudden
ly had swung hard left. What hap.
pened was that a lot of Conserve
fives, being dissatisfied with the
Churchill government’s handling
of domestic problems, decided ;o
give the Socialists a chance to
see what they could do with such
pressing questions as demobiliza
tion, employment and housing.
When I was in England a few
months ago I talked with numer
ous^ political experts about the sit
uation. The Socialists recognized
that they were indeed on trial and
that if they didn’t make good they
would be thrown out in the nest
general election through loss ol
votes among people outside the
Socialist party. That is, the
Socialist vote alone wouldn’t be
•sufficient for reelection.
The majority of observers felt
that the country would return to
Conservatism if the Socialists
didn’t make good.
There is no love between British
Socialists and British Communists,
The new government has turned
thumbs down on Communism for
home consumption, and London
and Moscow have been viewing
each other through dark glasses
— as witness their fierjj- clashes
in the “Peace” conference and
“United” Nations Security council.
So shrewd British Communists
saw a chance in the bad housing
situation not only to Cause the
Socialist government trouble but
to make British Communism the
hero of the English working class
— the ism which could deliver the
goods where both Conservatives
and Sor'aiists had failed. Further,
more — and this is important -
any move which the Socialist gov
ernment might make to eject
squatters would be likely to put it
in the position of favoring “cap
ital” as against the man-in-the
street.
The unhappy government is try
ing to unhook the seat of its
trousers from the horns of the
dilemma. Prime Minister Atles
and his colleagues know that they
will be damned if they oust the
squatters, and will be equally
damned if they don’t.
J. C. Thompson May
Open Beach Theatre
J. C. Thompson of Jacksonville
has tentative plans of opening *
moving picture theater at Whights
ville Beach, it was disclosed }'**■
terday.
At present director of the
Methodist College Advance, he re
cently moved his family to
mington.
He served for ten years as casn
ier of the Old Bank of Onslow, was
part owner and manager of the
New River Bottlers and Distnou
tors, Inc., and for a number «
years was manager of the Or.s »■
theater. _
education. It is a maminouth JS»
which only the press can com
pass. All "that has been cone w
been done by the press, but ;
has been done is not cnoup
The public has not even M ■
reacned. It is a job that ■ -
to be done and that is up
the press. A book has just
written which should be, in
atomic age, the hand-book of e ^
newspaper in the country,
author is one of the foremost n
papermen of America, IVnh»
Lawrence, one of the top ^ '
the staff of the New York T.
He was selected by the -1 ,
partment to tell to the woi
story of the first atomic w-‘
tests, a superlative jouma
honor. He writes as ,n e\e ':j
ness. There is not a dull *■;. j;
his book. Better not read 11
night—it will keep you awake
title is “Dawn Over Zero. P^'1 ,,
ed by Alfred A. Knopf. It iS 3 ^
which every man and worn ■
awareness should read. ■ ■
wishing to have a band in tj1 ‘
motion of the cause of worm ^
trol of atomic energy con a '■
effectively and specifically
vesting in the purchase “
book, and after reading n.
ing it on to friends and neig ^
Do this and do it now. » ,
sands of time are running ^
this critical moment in ine
the world. '
a. w. McAlister
Ureensboro, N. C.
5ept. 14, 1946.

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