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To Germans On U. S. War Pessimism Shown In Failure to Give 1942 Victory Pledge By DAVID LAWRENCE. About the only uncensored news that comes out of Germany which may be said to reflect what is really going on comes from the lips of Adolf Hitler. He alone has the right to ■ay what he pleases. What he aays, therefore, may be analyzed to determine what the prob able situation In side Germany happens to be. Several signif icant passages were contained in Hitler’s ad- 1 dress yesterday. Darid Lawrene*. The most important was the studied way in which he endeavored to justi fy the declaration of war against the United States. He was anxious to give the impression that Mr. Roosevelt alone was responsible. He did not dare to tell the German people why the American people rose up as a unit to fight the Nazi threat. But the fact that Hitler found it necessary to devote so much of his address to relations with the United States before the war is an Indication of how seriously the entry of America Into the war is regarded Inside Germany. Tha argument which Hitler made that Japan freed Germany to en gage in submarine warfare in the Atlantic/ is corroboration of the fact that Hitler did not wish to appear to be talcing the Initiative against America for fear of the consequences on German opinion. Naturally, the only reason he gives for German entry into the war is to satisfy the obligation of the tripartite treaty With Japan. Hints Concentration on Russia. It i* Interesting to observe, more over, that Hitler promises a big offensive against Russia in the spring. He speaks of additional air craft power which is now being pre pared in German factories for that offensive. Unquestionably the Nazi leader does not wish to reveal all of his plans but, while he may have thought of conducting a campaign In the spring against the eastern and western ends of the Mediter ranean. he cannot do so without taking into account what kind of an advance the Russians also might make in the spring. The world knows that Hitler is expecting a gigantic battle on Rus sian territory this coming spring. It knows that the Russians also have been preparing and that an avalanche of supplies and weapons of war is headed for Russian ports. Hitler knows that America will not be diverted from her task of aid ing Russia and it may well be that Hitler's latest speech is a reflec tion of his involuntary decision to continue to meet the Russian might rather than to try to stabilize his lines against Stalin. Undoubtedly the winter has slowed up the mech anized divisions of the Germans but the Russians will have reinforce ments ready which will not make as easy the advance into her ter ritory as was the case last summer. The most important part of Hit ler’s speech is his confession that he does not expect the war to end in 1942. He is counting heavily on what the submarines may do in harassing traffic in the Atlantic but he is doomed to his biggest dis appointment there because ways and means of fighting the subma rine are increasing and as the long days of spring and summer ap proach, it will be easier for the patrols of the dirigibles and the airplanes overhead to spot his U-boats. Bases to Prove Valuable. American operation of sea bases In the Atlantic will be direct rather than indirect this spring and sum mer. Instead of locating subma The Political Mill Scramble Seen for Langer's Seat Should Sendte Uphold Committee on "Moral Turpitude" • By GOULD LINCOLN. Within the next two or three weeks. William Langer of North Dakota, who took his seat in the Senate a year ago, will in all prob ability know whether he Is to re tain it. The Senate Privileges and Elections Committee, 13 to 3, has reported out a resolution de claring that Senator Langer “is not entitled to be a Senator from North Dakota.” It bases this rec ommendation on charges of “moral turpitude" growing out of his reccfrd as an attorney and as an official of North Dakota. Senator Langer Is a Republican. Pour of the live Republicans on the Privileges and Elections Com mittee voted against Mr. Langer. The fifth, Senator Nye of North Dakota, has taken no part what ever in the Inquiry into the Lan ger case, and did not vote on it in committee. He and Mr. Langer have been political foes for a long time in North Dakota. Nine of the Democratic members of the committee voted against Mr. Lan ger. Three Democrats declined to sign the report of the commit tee and will file a minority report, It is said. They are Senators Con nally of Texas. Smith of South Carolina and Murdock of Utah. Political lines, therefore, have not been followed in the Langer case sq far as the committee is concerned. Ordinarily, w'ith such an overwhelming majority sup porting* it, a committee recom mendation would prevail in the Senate. It may do so. In some quarters it is confidently pre dicted It will. Nevertheless, a strenuous fight is being organized to prevent the unseating of Sen ator Langer. The argument Is made by those opposing his un seating that after a Senator has been seated, it requires a two thirds vote of the Senate to oust him, under the provision of the Constitution. It is further ar gued that the people of North Dakota, having elected Mr. Lan ger in 1940. are entitled to have him as their representative In the Senate. Understanding Cited. To these arguments the com mittee retorts that when Mr. Langer was permitted to take his seat and the oath of office, it was made clear in the Senate debate that this was done with out prejudice of his case and without any idea that the two thirds rule was to be adhered to when the vote came. It was understood at that time that the question of Senator Langer's fitness to serve in the Senate would be decided later by a ma jority vote of the Senate. It now is proposed by these who sup port Langer to kick that under standing overboard and compel, if possible, a two-thirds vote for the ouster. That question, how ever, will be decided by a ma jority vote of the Senate. The committee contends that the Langer case does not fall within the constitutional provi sion for the removal of a Sen ator—by a two-thirds vote—since none of the conduct complained of occurred since he took his seat in the Senate. The question is whether he was, when he was permitted to take his seat with out prejudice, fit to be a member of the Senate. In some quarters it is argued, however, that it was impossible for a Senator to waive rines and notifying Allied vessels or air patrols, the American Navy now will be functioning as a bellig erent should function. The dispatch of American forces to North Ireland may prove to have been one of the most Important decisions of the war. From North Ireland, big planes can be operated to protect the sea lanes in the North Atlantic and especially the ap proaches to Ireland. There has always been the fear that the bat tleship Von Tirpitz might get loose In the North Atlantic and show what a battleship can do when it the constitutional provision re garding ouster, or for the Senate to waive It. Three of the principal charges brought by the committee against Senator Langer are that he ac cepted $56,000 in payment for land from a broker who had benefited through the sale of county bonds while Langer was Governor, that he had been paid $25,000 for stock in a Mexican land company by an attorney Interested In having the taxes of a railroad company reduced and that he had paid a juror in a case In which he was defendant. Senator Langer has denied flatly wrongdoing. The North Dakota Senator has been a political storm center for years In his own State. He first was elected Governor In 1932. Be fore he had completed his term he had been Indicted and con victed of assessing public pay rolls for political purposes. In cluding Federal pay rolls. The P. W. A. at the time Investigated and moved against him. After his conviction he was removed from office by order of the State Supreme Court. In 1934 his wife ran for Oovernor but was de feated. He appealed his case, won a retrial and there was a hung jury. On a third trial he was acquitted. He then staged a political comeback and was elected Governor in 1938. In 1938 he tried for the Senate, seeking a Republican nomination against Senator Nye, who de feated him. He ran in the gen eral election as an Independent and Senator Nye won re-election In a three-way contest. In 1940, Senator Langer de feated former Senator Frasier In a three-way race for the Re publican senatorial nomination. Later he was elected in another three-way contest, against a Democrat and former Repre sentative William Lemke, run ning as an independent. Senator Langer received 37 per cent of the vote east—enough, however, to elect him. Scramble for Seat Possible. Should the Senate declare the Langer seat vacant, there would be a scramble for the senatorship In North Dakota. The Governor, a Democrat who was elected first In 1938 as a coalition candidate against "Langerism,” may ap point temporarily. A special elec tion, however, probably would be held at the time of the State primary on June 30, for the period until the general elections November 3, when another elec tion would be held to fill this place. Mr. Lemke, it is said, probably would be a candidate as a Re publican. Undoubtedly there would be other candidates, and Senator Langer himself might seek vindication at the hands of the voters. Two Senators-elect, Smith of Illinois and Vare of Pennsyl vania, elected in 1926, were not permitted to take their seats by vote of the Senate. Against them were charges of the corrupt and excessive use of money in their campaigns. In .the Langer case, although there were charges of illegality in the campaign and election, there is no effort made by the committee to deny him a seat on those grounds. The com mittee based its report on the charges of “moral turpitude.” becomes a raider. The possession of an air base in Northern Ireland, which, of course, must be protected by American ground troops, is a vital factor in our war strategy. Herr Hitler’s speech reveals that, unless he is concealing his inner feelings, he has no inkling of the armada of air and naval power that is soon to meet his forces in battle. His speech sounds pessimistic, however, not withstanding his effort to spread | cheer among the millions in Ger many who are still making sacrifices in what they were told was going to be a short war. (Reproduction Rights Reserved.) Planes Yugoslavia Bought and Turned Back At Behest of Navy Are Now Idle in Storage By HELEN LOMBARD. Diplomacy used to be a devious; affair. Trained diplomats could' read a world of meaning into the shading of a phrase. Today for- : eign diplomacy in Washington has j become a startlingly simple affair. When Dr. Hubertus J. van Mook, lieutenant governor general of the Netherlands Indies, flies to Wash ington to engage in ‘‘diplomatic conversations” he talks about planes. When the Australian Minister, Richard Casey, calls at the White House and the State Department he underscores one word—planes. When Russian Ambassador Litvin off discusses the Russian situation he emphasizes that Russian vic tories will be canceled in the spring if American planes have not landed in time to counter the expected warm-weather offensive of the Nazis. Nor do all the Allied envoys talk ing the new diplomacy ask for gifts of loans for their fighting coun tries. The Netherlands Indies has the distinction of being the credi tor of the U. 8. A. The Batavia government actually has paid for 75 per rent more material—mostly planes on order—than it has received to date. Against this background or a wild diplomatic scramble for weapons of the air emerges a strange little tale of some training planes bought, for cash on the line, by the government of Yugoslavia. The “link” planes for the training of ground crews were loaded on a Yugoslav ship together with some 40,000 truck and automobile tires. Before the ship could set sail, the Navy Department, claiming that the planes were needed urgently for the training of United States naval pilots, dis regarded the export license Issued by the State Department and sent agents who took the crated “links” off the ship. Yugoslav representatives in Wash- ' ington rushed to the White House with a frantic appeal. President Roosevelt intervened personally to get the Navy to yield the precious cargo. The planes were loaded once more and the cargo left New York Harbor. When the ship was about four days out, Rome and Berlin radioed news of the fall of Yugoslavia, and instructed the captain of the Yugo slav ship to put in to the nearest South American port and place himself under the protection of Axis consuls. The captain obeved orders and entered Rio de Janeiro. The Yugo slav consul in the Brazilian capital informed Washington of the arrival of the vessel and asked Washington to obtain its release from the Bra zilian government. After the per sonal intervention of Undersecretary of State Welles, Oswaldo Aranha, the Brazilian Foreign Minister, took the ship away from the Axis consul and handed it over to Yugoslav authorities. With a new crew on board, it set sail for a return trip to the United States. The planes and the $300,000 worth of tires wTere placed in temporary storage at $150 a day. The Navy Department immediately was in formed that the coveted planes which they once seized and then released were at the disposal of naval training schools. Yugoslav officials in Washington volunteered to yield the cargo for the price the Belgrade government originally paid. TROUSERS To Match $4..95 np Odd Coat• * ; EISEMAN’S—F at 7th rhe offer was accepted with en thusiasm. It went from bureau to bureau marked “urgent and confi dential.” That began in September, 1941, and the Yugoslav Legation, which is paying the storage charge, is still waiting anxiously for the Navy to take back the planes. (Released by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) Six Students Graduated From Abbot School Six students were graduated this semester from Abbot Vocational School. They are: Auto mechanics—Sidney Belkov, William Joseph Mohler, jr.; George R. Reynolds, Rene Saulnier. Electricity—James Robert Bauer6 feld, Charles Robert Broughman. "4 matt*.* o130 itiiIm and ytt/ra in Annapolis . . . authentic Colonial America -the home of the Naval Academy. Carvel Hall, Maryland's mast historic hotel, invites you to drop In for a quiet week-end . . - or o Saturday night fun-testr k._ ANNAPOLIS' FAMOUS CARVEL HALL KING OEOtGE SHEET OFF. NAVAt ACADEMY Lost ond Found Lost Ads or a Death Notices may be placed in The Star up to 12 noon—Lost and Found Ads are on page 3 •very day. f Attrition Begins for Japan Urgent Call for Help to Tokio in Battle of Strait of Macassar Shows Plans Upset By COL. FREDERICK PALMER. I learn from a reliable source that the commander of the Jap drive through the Strait of Macas sar, centering on the main objective of Java itself, has called ur gently for help from Toklo. This Is the best evi dence that all is not going well in the deli berate plan for the vaat spread of the of fensive from Ha waii to Australia and Rangoon. In aiming at the wide distri bution of shat Cel. Frederick Palmer. tering attacks by surprise, the Jap strategists depended on centralised command, as against divided com mand, in addition to their thorough preparedness. They had the precedent of the lack of teamwork among the Allies, which Germany had hit in detail. They foresaw that In the Far East, the British, Dutch and Chinese would be each fighting on their own, and the Americans, too, if they could reach the scene with any force at all. At best, they thought that any common plan made by the United Nations was bound to be hurriedly formed and disconcerted in detached resistance, while the Japs had the Jump and huge odds In their favor at every point. But the Japs were not counting on the unified command under Oen. Sir Archibald P. Wavell, with the American airman, Lt. Gen. George H. Brett, as second in command, and Rear Admiral Thomas H. Hart In command of the naval forces, meager after the loss of the British battleship Prince of Wales and bat tle cruiser Repulse. Get Results. These chiefs and their staffs had to mobilize from distant places to meet a most complicated problem in the co-ordination of all three arms for concerted action, making the most of each, of which the call for help to Tokio Is one result. Obviously, a wise policy against far superior offensive power—as well Illustrated by Washington and Lee In our own history—is not to waste effort on impossibilities by playing Into the hands of the enemy, but to concentrate on the possibles which will trip him In his advance and dig some flesh off his ribs, causing him to pause to bind up his wounds. Therefore, the British withdrawal to the defense of Singapore itself, distressing as it is, can be accepted as not too discouraging. It is fol lowing the example of Oen. Douglas MacArthur’s tactics in the Philip pines. Knowing his ground, his own and the enemy's strength, he did not run the risk of exposing any detached force to being surrounded by an enemy which had 5 to 10 against his 1, when he needed every man and gun to hold out to the last shot, making the enemy pay the maxi mum price for yardage gained. He withdrew to the B&tan Penin sula under the guns of the fortress of Corregidor to an area little larger than that of the city of New York. He has not neglected counterattacks in his defensive, when there were openings. Singapore Similar. Singapore's Is now a similar role. Instead of wasting further effort against hopeless odds in the jungle hinterland the enemy here also will face in siege the two costly alterna tives which Gen MacArthur imposes upon him. The population of the northern shore of Singapore Island has been evacuated. Thus the “field of fire" has been cleared for the punishing sweep and fall of projec tiles. With Singapore unconquered and Manila held In his rear the Jap commander whose mission is a thrust at Java can not depend upon much help from the forces investing Singapore or Batan Peninsula. Nor can he place trust in the main body of the Japanese fleet, which has been reported as in the fortified Jap mandated islands in their 2.000 mlle stretch between Hawaii and the Philippines. Naturally the Japanese fleet is held there to get in the rear of our fleet and cut Its communications In crossing the Pacific. Over the Strait of Macassar Dutch and American pilots range In Amer ican-made bombers as many as we can send. Submarines, destroyers and speed boats also are taking a hand. Premier Gen. Hidakl Tojo is learning what it means to make landings without sufficient air and naval protection against bombers and stabbing torpedoes. 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Amounts expended in the develop ment of farms, orchards and ranches j prior to the time when the produc- i tlve state is reached may be regarded I as investments of capital. The cost This Changing World Results of Rio Conference Satisfactory To State Department and White House By CONSTANTINE BROWN. The State Department and White House are fully satisfied with the results of the Inter Amerlcan Conference of Foreign Ministers at Rio de Janeiro. The fact that Argentina and Chile decided to delay severance of relations with the Axis powers Is of minor consequence. An agreement was reached for full future co-operation. Most delegates at Rio real ised that political and strategic considerations handicapped the governments of Argentina and Chile. Furthermore, It Is of only relative Importance whether dip lomatic relations between all the r South American republics and the Axis are severed. The mill tary situation of the United Na tions would not change substan tially even if war were declared by all the republics which have not already done so. On the contrary, In view of the fact that It would take them some time to organize their forces to cope with possible Insurrec tions fomented by Nazi, Fascist and Japanese nationals, who are nupierous in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, the South American republics might need our effec tive support In suppressing such uprisings. Something far more Important was achieved at Rio. The foun dations were laid for present and future political and economic hemisphere co-operation. The Importance of extremely close co-operation between all the countries of the Western Hemi sphere was realized by all the participants In the Rio meeting. All Must Stand Together. It is quite conceivable that an other such conference In the not too distant future may be at tended by representatives of Canada and Australia. In spite of racial and language differences between North America. Austra lasia and the Latin American republics this war has proved conclusively that the fate of this hemisphere depends entirely on the cohesion of its component parts. Although there was some fric tion at Rio regarding the tim ing of an aggressive military policy, it was fully understood by all the delegates that the American republics must all stand together. The United States, which is the richest and economically and financially the most de veloped country of this group, took the lead and decided to reverse its policies toward its Latin American neighbors. It is no longer a question of how many millions of dollars we of planting trees, as well as the amounts expended by a farmer in the restoration of soil fertility pre paratory to actual production of crop* and the cost of liming soil to increase productiveness over a period of years are capital expenditures; but the cost of commercial fertilizers, the benefit of which is of short dura tion and which have to be used every year or so, even after a farm reaches the productive state, is deductible as an expense. Amounts expended in purchasing work, breeding or dairy animals are Use Repairing • Renovizing • Modernizing Homes Take Good Care of What You Have That’s the patriotic slogan The war program must have right of way with the many essentials. Of all things don’t let your home run down now. Keep it in repair—renovizing and modernizing as needed. 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They provide for a nucleus of complete co operation ranging from removal of Irksome tariff frictions in trade to complete financial, po litical and military co-operation. The groundwork for a United States of the Western Hemi sphere was laid, based on the idea that ‘‘what’s yours Is mine and what’s mine Is yours.” Sec retary of State Hull and his chief lieutenant, Sumner Welles, have been quietly and patiently working on such a scheme for many years. At one time it took the form of reciprocal trade agreements which would em brace the whole world. The war showed that such a scheme was futile as long as nationalism ran rampant in most sections of the world. It proved that water and oil do not mix, but that coffee and cream do. New Homes for Millions. It is more than probable that after the war South America and the Australian Continent will bear to the Old World the same relationship as the United States following the Napoleonic wars and the revolutions and disturbances which followed them. Hundreds of millions will be able to start life afresh far from broken Europe. While only a few years ago such an idea appeared Utopian to most people, in the light of what is occurring in the world today it can become reality. This pros pect was not openly debated at Rio, but it was the underlying thought of all the representatives of the 21 republics. The fact that the Argentinians and Chileans refused to make the gesture of immediately break ing relations with the Axis does not mean that these two gov ernments fail to realize where their destiny lies. They have agreed to co-operate whole heartedly with the United States and other republics of the Amer icans to break the military power of the Axis. Meanwhile the United States delegation gave all these mili tarily unprepared countries a definitive assurance that Amer ican armed forces are ready to answer appeals from any of them for men. Measures have already been taken in this country to pre pare such a force to respond within a few days after any such calls reach Washington. regarded as Investments of capital and may be depreciated unless such animals are included in Inventory. AUCTION SALES. __ FUTURE.__ THOS. J OWEN 4: SON Auctioneers. 1431 Eye £ N W. TRUSTEES SALT OF VALUABLE DE TACHED DWELLING KNOWN AS PREMISES NO. llo ATLANTIC STREET SOUTHEAST By virtue of a certain deed cf trust duly recorded, in Liber No. 6701. folio 431 et seq . of the land record' of the District of Columbia, and at the request of the party secured thereby, the undersigned trustee will sell at public auction, in front of the premises, on MONDAY THE SECOND DAY OF FEBRUARY. A D. 104 2. AT TWO THIRTY O’CLOCK PM. the following described land and premises, situate in the District cf Columbia, and designated as and being lots 1 h. 10. Co and 21 in square 6152 in Charles G. Taylor's subdivision of :ar.d known as “Washington 's High lands." as per plat recorded in the Office of the Surveyor for the Drtrict of Colum bia In book 5T at DRtre 3. subject to cove nants and restrictions of record. TERMS OF SALE: On*-third of the pur chase money to b* paid in cash, ba.ance in two equal installment1:, payable m one and two years, with interest at five per centum per annum, payable serai-annuallv from day of sale, secured bv first deed of trust upon the property sold, or all cash, at the option of the purchaser A deposit of $3'*0 0(» wiU be required at time of sale. All conveyancing, recording, revenue stamps, etc., at cos: of purchaser Terms of .'ale to be complied with within thirty days from c.av cf sale, otherwise the trustee reserve.' the rieht to resell the proptrtv at fh»* ris-c and cost of defaulting purchaser after five day'- advertisement of such re sale in some ne?r uaper published In Wash ington. D. C. JOSFPH H BATT. Substituted Trustee in Civil Action __ No. 13.36ft. __ja2l .2.;.2*» 2!h31 Adam A Weschler & Hons, Auctioneers ATTORNEY'S SALE Of MULTIGRAPH AND MIMEOGRAPH EQUIPMENT TYPEWRITERS—PAPER STOCK—INK—OFFICE FURNITURE, ETC. By Auction At Weschier’a 915 E St. N.W. TUESDAY February 3. 1912, 10 AM. efultigraph Jr. No. (10. Elite and Piea Type Setter, short line typ,. Model B-7K Mimeograph, Royal and L. C. Smith Typewriters (Elite and Piet), 10(1 lbs. Ink. fifty Multigraph Ribbons. Acme No. I Punch. Stapler. Package Sealer. Cabinet with Multigraph Type, Paper Cutter, Drsks, Chairs, Table. Lamp, etc. Also MIMEOGRAPH PAPER STOCK. • Tfms Cash HARRY 8AIDMAN. Attorney. Colorado Buildln*. ia.Rl.fe.g. _ Adam A. Wesehler s & Son, Auctioneers United States Marshal’s Sale of MODERN BARBER SHOP EQUIPMENT AND FIXTURES BARSCOPE—PEDESTAL FAN BOOT BLACK STAND RADIO—MIRRORS— SUPPLIES, ETC. By virtue ot a writ ot execution issued out of the Clerk s Office ot the District Court of the United States for the District ot Columbia, and to me di rected 1 will sell for cash By Auction At Wesehler’* 915 E St. N.W. TUESDAY February 10. 1042. 10 A.M. Three “Paidor” Hydraulic Chairs Nos. 771fifi. 77470 and 77409. Mirrored and Electrified Stand, two Pedestal Lava tory Raisins with swinging faucet and shower head. Barscope Dispenser, Chrome Customer Chairs, Pedestal Fan. Neon Clock-Sign. Tripple Boot Black Stand. Electrified Revolving Barber Pole. Neon Barber Shop Sign, Tonies, Creams, etc., seized and levied upon as property of the defendant, Louis J. Bonbrest, and sold to satisfy a judg ment at Law No. M,C.\S68 in favor of WiUiam Wilson. JOHN B. COLPOYS. United States Marshal In and for the District ot Columbus. Is.Sl.f, 4.B, McLemore— Crooner, Columnist Get Catch in Throats By HENRY McLEMORE. HOLLYWOOD. Calif. — Crosby had a catch In his throat. Not the standard catch that has made Bing the world’s No. 1 singer of songs, Henry McLemore. not the catch that took him from a rooming house to a ranch, not the catch that made “The Blues of the Night” s o m 2 thlng more than a corny song, and sent Its singer from the Automat to the Ritz. No, this was a catch that came from the heart, and not from the throat or wherever It is that Bing gets that extra little something. “Take a look at these,” he said. He handed me a fistful of letters and telegrams. “I’ve had a lot of fan mail In my time, but nothing like this,” he said. "For the first time, and I mean this, I feel that maybe my singing means a little to people.” I looked at the letters and tele grams. They were from every part of the United States. They were In answer to the an nouncement that Gen. Douglas Mc Arthur had cabled from the hell of the Philippines to ask Crosby to dedicate part of his radio program to the American soldiers who were holding out so magnificently against the Japanese. They came from the mothers, wives and sweethearts of men who are writing a brilliant chapter in j American history by their stand in I the Jungles of the Philippines. Bing and I read a score or so of them aloud. That’s when he got the catch in his throat that I was talk i ing about. “I’ll sing so damn loud,” Bing said, "that even if the static is terrible, | even if the guns are roaring, even if the drive bombers are diving, the boys out there’ll hear me. So help me, God, if they want to hear this crooner croon, if hearing some thing from home will help them along, they’ll hear it.” From Lynn, Mass., came this wire to Crosby: “Please dedicate any number to Capt. Robert Pennel, wounded in action with MacArthur'a forces. From his wife and son—Dot and Puck Pennell.” Here Is one that came from Silver City, N. Mex.: “This town, home of officers and men of Battery G, 200th Coast : Artillery, now engaged in battle of Batan, would deem It a great favor if you. in your broadcast to Gen. MacArthur's command, would in i elude the following message to our boys: “Silver City and Grant County are proud of you. God bless and keep you. Give ’em hell for | Uncle Samuel and the old home | town ” From Somerville, Mass., came j this request: “On your Gen. MacArthur pro gram Thursday night, could you possibly sing ‘Anniversary Waltz’ i for Brig. Gen. William Marquette with MacArthur’s staff? Thanks, 1 many thanks.” That was from “Ri ans of Somer ville.” * * * * Wire after wire. Letter after let ter. Each asking a sor.g or a poem that was dear to some fighting man. From Sanford, Fla., came this wire: “Dear Bing: Here is a song out of Colin Kelly’s State, written De cember 8. Is it not appropriate to Gen. MacArthur s men? It can he sung to the tune of the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic': ‘Oh, now we’ve learned the stand ards of those snakey Japanese. 'We know Satan made them slimy so they’d be pure Hitlerese. ’We've learned the lust, the trick ery of the shameless Japanese, ’And we’ll go marching on.’ ” The Williams family in Pitts burgh wrote to ask that Bing say “Mother and dad love you, Tommy, and are so, so proud." Mr. and Mrs. Vince Johnson hoped by wire that Bing could find time to tell their boy Elliott that no matter where he was. they were thinking of him and loving him and knowing that he was fighting as they knew he would. The requests that came to Crosby all had the same themes—love and pride. Broken down to their essentials, the messages all said, “You’re our man and we love you for what you are doing.” Okay, I'm sentimental. Okay, I'm writing a piece for the papers that has a touch of the tear-jerker in it. Okay, that’s right. But America spoke pretty well from its heart In those requests to Bing. And it asked only one thing —that Its men carry on. And they will. To read those messages made you know that there was a rain bow in the sky, somewhere out there in the Pacific, and that It was red, white and blue. (Distributed by Mcltsujht trndicste, Ine > Conservation of Paper Every citizeh Is called upon to see that not a pound of paper Is wasted. Demand from every clerk that any unnecessary wrapping of packages or un necessary use of paper bags be dispensed with. Waste paper for paperboard is vital to the packaging of a great quantity of war equip ment. 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