Willkie Warns British
In American Politics
The following interview with
Wendell L. Willkie was obtained
through the co-operation of the
New York correspondent of the
London Evening Standard.
B.v F. G. A. COOK.
NEW YORK, Oct. 21.—Wendell L.
Willkie. chief contender for the Re
publican party nomination for next
year's presidential election, in an ex
clusive interview with me yesterday,
issued a blunt warning to officials
of the British goVernment whom he
did not name, not to intervene in
He urged that the British people
should not assume that a success
ful and happy relationship between
the United States and Great Britain
was dependent on the re-election ol
the present administration in Wash
Doesn't Mention Tour.
Mr. Willkie did not comment on
the observations of the five Senators
who recently returned to Washing
ton from a 40.000-mile tour of the
world's battle fronts, or on the re
ports which have reached here of
the reaction in Britain to their criti
cisms. But, speaking deliberately
and choosing his words with care, he
“I would like again to emphasize
to the British people that any notion
they may have that a successful and
happy relationship between Great
Britain and America is dependent
upon the retention in office of either
the Democratic party or its present
leadership is an entirely erroneous
belief, and I do sincerely hope that
they neither directly nor indirectly
attempt to participate in American1
“I mean by indirect participa
tion all or some of the following
"1. Attempting to convince Amer
ican visitors in Great Britain,
whether newspaper publishers, edi
torial writers or others, that the
re-election of the present Adminis
tration in Washington is indispen
sable to either the successful com
pletion of the war, the establish
ment of a just peace, or a fruitful
international co-operation among
the nations of the world.
“2. By officials of the British
government making remarks which,
though they may not be direct at
tacks. constitute in their effects
attacks upon the motives of political
leaders who are in opposition to the !
present administration in this j
“3. By the creation of inferences'
that the members of the opposition |
in America are more ‘political’ in1
their outlook than the leaders of j
the administration. Even the most!
admiring friend of the present ad-'
ministration would agree with the
statement that the leader of this j
administration is the most adroit j
political leader the United States j
has ever produced. He is a past |
master at the art of politics. As!
a matter of fact, he prides himself j
on his abilities in this respect.
Migni n ora in ncverse.
“I make the statements not be-'
cause I think such an attitude on
the part of the British people or
officials of the British government
might have any effect in determin
ing the result of the next American
elections. As a matter of fact, it
might very well work in reverse.
"I make these statements because
I want to see a healthy and friendly
relationship between the people of
the United States and Great Britain,
irrespective of which party or people
may prevail in the coming elections.
"The people of Great Britain can
not possibly understand fuliv Ameri
can domestic political questions.
And they must understand also that
the news they receive from America
passes through censorship appointed
by the present administration. Let
us determine our owrn elections, and,
I assure you that if the Republicans
prevail, as they probably will, you
will come to realize that there will
be no disturbance of the happy re
lationship between our two coun
tries. The only difference will be
that there will be a more effective
administration in Washington."
(Released by the North American
Newspaper Alliance, Inc.)
Chaplain Taggart to Get
The National Conference of
Christians and Jews will present a
citation to Chaplain William Tag
gart at a luncheon tomorrow at
12:15 pm. at the Willard Hotel.
Dr. Andrew W. Gottschall, direc
tor of programs in Army camps,
naval and air bases, will make the
award to Chaplain Taggart for
meritorious service in the "field of
human understanding and co-op
erative goodwill." Ranking officials
of the Army, Navy and Marine
Corps will be present at the cere
Chaplain Taggart' is stationed at
the Army Air Forces Regional Base
Hospital at Coral Gables, Fla. He
Is the co-author of the book "My
The luncheon is being sponsored
by the Washington Round Table of
the National Conference, with Dr.
Paul Douglass, chairman, and Jo
*eph D. Kaufman and Alfred A
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Cafe Owner Pays
Cook's Fine in Order
To Retain Him
By the Associated Press.
BALTIMORE, Oct. 21.—The
meat shortage is bad enough,
but to one Baltimore restaura
teur the manpower shortage is
Dudley C. Short, president of
a restaurant concern, not only
paid a $50 fine for a colored
cook convicted of stealing ham
and bacon, but put up $500 bail
for a lottery charge. “It's not a
case of turning the other
cheek." Mr. Short told police, “I
must keep my cook." •
Shipyards at Trieste
By the Associated Press.
LONDON, Oct. 21.—Tine Russian
Tass Agency said yesterday the
Italian shipyards at Trieste on the
Adriatic, which the Germans “had
hoped to use for repair and con
struction'’ purposes. had been
wrecked by explosions.
The agency added in a broadcast
that the 35.000-ton Italian battle
ship Impero. which the “Hitlerians
hoped to complete in a few years,
has been seriously damaged.’’
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| Parks Schedule Walksr
Barge Trips Sunday
Two horse-drawn barge trips along
the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and
a hike and a nature walk are
scheduled for Sunday by the Na
tional Capital Parks Service. An
early-morning bird walk through
upper Fort Dupont Park also will
Those joining the bird walk will
assemble at Alabama avenue and
Boulevard street S.E. at 8 a.m. Dr.
Richard Tousey, Mrs. Harry Richey
and Mrs. Robert Reese of the Dis
trict Audubon Society and W. Drew
Chick, jr., assistant park naturalist,
will conduct the walk.
Participants in the nature walk
will meet Donald Edward McHenry,
park naturalist, at stop 25 on the
Cabin John car line at 3 p.m.
Five miles will be covered by the
hikers, who will leave from stop 30
on the Cabin John car line at 3 p.m
and walk along the C. & O. towpath
from Sycamore Island to Carderock,
Call to Duty Keeps Nurse
From Receiving Flag
Ey the Associated Press.
STAUNTON, 111., Oct, 21.—Mrs.
Nettie Fischer was unable to be
present at rites to accept the flag
which draped the casket of her hus
band, Walter Fischer, a veteran of
the World War.
The services were held yesterday,
several hours after Mrs. Fischer had
left with a group of Army nurses for
overseas duty. She had been unable
to obtain a time extension to at
tend the rites.
The flag was presented to Mr.
Fischer's mother, Mrs. Paul Fischer.
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Hospital Association Opens
Series of Talks Today
The Maryland-District of Colum
bia Hospital Association will begin
a two-day series of talks to be held
at the Washington Hotel beginning
at 12:30 p.m. today.
Participating in the talks will be
members of the Maryland Dietetic
Association, the District of Colum
bia Dietetic Association, the Mary
land Association of Medical Record
Librarians and the District of Co
lumbia Association of Medical
Commissioner Guy Mason will de-!
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Co. urges everybody to
buy War Bonds or Stamps.
liver the address of welcome.
The annual banquet will be held
in the Hall of Nations at the Wash
ington Hotel and will begin at 7 p.m.
today with O. K. Fike, immediate
past president, presiding.
The talks will continue tomorrow
at 8 a.m. and adjournment will be
at 4 p.m.
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