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President Won't Run!
For Fourth Term, Wheeler Predicts By the Associated Press. Expressing doubt that any Demo crat can win the presidency in 1944, Senator Wheeler, Democrat, of Mon tana predicted today that President Roosevilt will not be a candidate for re-election next year, regardless of the state of the war. "War or no war,” Senator Wheeler said in an interview, "a definite Republican trend has set in, and the President will be able to sense this far more quickly than any of his advisers. “Having had conferred on him the greatest honor ever given a President of the United States (a third term) and having faced 12 long, difficult years, in my judg ment the President not only does not want to run but will not run even if an attempt is made to draft him.” Sees Nation-wide G. O. P. Trend. Senator Wheeler, who campaigned actively for Mr. Roosevelt in 1932 and 1936, but was silent in 1940. said he regarded the results of a special congressional election in Kentucky, where a Republican won overwhelmingly in a traditionally Democratic stronghold, as indicative of a Nation-wide trend toward the G. O. P. ‘‘There are a great many Demo crats of excellent presidential tim ber.” Senator Wheeler said, ‘‘but I doubt that any of them can be elected in 1944. Certainly there isn’t much hope of a Democratc vic tory unless there is a split in the Republican party or unless Wendell L. Willkie is the Republican nom- j lnee.” While Senator Wheeler, who has been critical of the administration's foreign policies, represents a clearly antiadministration point of view in predicting that Mr. Roosevelt would not run, Senator Mead. Democrat, of New York said he believed the President should be drafted as the party nominee. Praised as World Leader. ‘•He is the most powerful gov ernmental leader in the world to day,” Senator Mead declared. ‘ He represents the most powerful coun try, and his leadership and pres tige insure an expeditious termina tion of the war and give the best possible assurance that we will win the peace this time.” "I know it is a tremendous sacri fice and a physical strain that we ran hardly expect him to make,” Senator Mead said. “But in this crisis it's every man for the task.” Party Contrast Noted. Thp entry of Representative Dirk sen of Illinois into the race for the Republican presidential nomination drew attention to the contrasting scarcity of Democratic candidates raused by party leaders’ failure thus far to learn whether Mr. Roosevelt plans to seek a fourth term. Mr_ Dirksen’s announcement yes terday put him into a race where Wendell L. Willkie, the 1940 GOP nominee, has come to be regarded as a certain entry along with Gov. j John W. Bricker of Ohio, who has ; announced, and former Gov. Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota, whose name will go before Nebraska voters in a preferential primary. The Republicans have many other potential candidates, but no Dem ocrat of national stature has stepped forward yet to announce that he will run for the presidency. Race Decision Awaited. Possible candidates hope, however, that this situation will be cleared up in the next few months, either by Mr. Roosevelt's announcement of his plans or his failure to say any thing about a fourth term. They argue that if the President does not intend to seek re-election 1 he will say so relatively early in 1944 so that his party will have an opportunity before its national con vention to look over the candidates who would like to succeed him. This might not hold true if Mr. Roosevelt has his own nominee and wants to prevent a buildup of other contend ers. On the other hand, most of those who keep tabs on party affairs are convinced that if the President says nothing for several months about his future plans, it will be a clear indication that he intends to run but won't make that fact known until convention time. WCTU Protests Bill To Permit Pin Boys The District Chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union yesterday filed with the House District Committee a sharp protest against the pending bill to permit nighttime employment of minor boys as pinsetters in bowling alleys. "We can get along without bowl ing. We cannot get along without physically and morally sound youths.” said Mrs. Josephine Gurley, representing the local unit of the WCTU. The group, she said, opposes any 1 changes in child labor laws extend- | mg working hours of minors, and especially those which would be applicable to non-essential occupa tions. Holding that ll p.m. Is too late an hour for any minor to work," and especially those under 16 years. Mrs. Gurley wrote "No child keeping such late hours is able to do full justice to his school work.” Asserting there would be physical and moral dangers to youths in ’ being abroad at a time when anti social activities are most likely to be carried on” Mrs. Gurley said bowling alleys often are located near taverns and other places selling liquor and, if' not, it is al most inevitably necessary to pass some of them on the way home.” The bill Is being considered by a District subcommittee headed by Representative Russell, Democrat of Texas. Thief Returns Auto When Baby Wails By the Associated Press. OKLAHOMA CITY. — A youth jumped into Mrs. S. E. Vaughn's car and drove off. Then 17-month-old Deanna Sue Vaughn, whom he had not seen in the back seat, began wailing loudly. Fearful of a kidnaping charge, the youth took the car back to the orig inal parking place—just in time to be arrested by police accompanying the child’s mother. If you are a red-blooded Amer ican citizen, you can prove it by railing Blood Donor Center, District 3300. They will make an appoint ment at your convenience. Heavy Tile Roof Falls on Table After Chiangs Dine at Airbase By the Associated Press. A UNITED STATES-CHINESE BASE IN EASTERN INDIA, Nov. 30 (Delayed).—Seven hours after Generalissimo and Mme. Chiang Kai-shek had lunched with Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten and a score of high-ranking military men in the Officers’ Club here, the heavy tile roof of the dining room col lapsed, burying in a mass of debris the table at which they had sat. An immediate investigation was ordered by Brig. Gen. Frederick Mc Cabe of Portland, Oreg., in charge of the base, although there was no evidence that sabotage caused the, cave-in. Lord Mountbatten and Gen. Chiang and his wife had paused here en route to New Delhi and Chungking, respectively, after at tending the Cairo conference. (A dispatch from Chungking yesterday announced that Gen. Chiang and his wife had arrived there safely.) The crash of the falling roof was heard a quarter of a mile away. No one was injured, but six American officers had left the Chiangs’ table a few seconds before the roof ! crashed. Earlier in the day the party had inspected for the first time this great 30.000-acre base where thou sands of Chinese are being trained and equipped by Americans for com bat duty. The generalissimo ex pressed his delight with the train ing program by repeating through out the day, “Hao, hao,” meaning "Good, good.” Later he told the station person President Maintains White House Routine By Remote Control By the Associated Press. The White House is wherever President Roosevelt is these days, and although the Chief Executive is thousands of miles away attending war conferences he is carrying on routine presidential business Just as if he were in Washington. No one is authorized to act for the President while he is away. Only one person, Mrs. Ruth W. Talley of the Interior Department's General Land Office, has power of attorney to sign his name, then only on land patents. Hence, no matter where the President may be all bills, execu tive orders and other papers requir ing his personal signature have to be sent to him and returned. When far away how does he com ply with the constitutional 10 days allowed him for action on bills and resolutions? tinder an interpretation stemming fro»i the Wilson administration, the 10 (\iys do not begin until a measure reaches the President in person. Moreover, Sundays are not counted. Several bills, executive orders and vetoes have been sent to the Presi dent—and returned—since he left for North Africa. Apparently to guard against any future challenge of his actions, he attached a line to | his vetoes giving the date the bills : reached him. For example, in his | veto of the bill to make Pearl Harbor day one of honor for the armed services, he said the bill was pre sented to him November 25, though Senate records show it was trans mitted to the White House Novem ber 18. The veto was dated Decem ber 1. The bill, placing pre-Pearl Harbor fathers at the bottom of the draft list and taking the selective service out of the hands of the War Man power Commission, has been for warded to the President, but for security reasons the White House will not say when it was forwarded or whether it has been received by the Chief Executive. Rudy Vallee and Bride Honeymoon in Desert By th« Associated Press. HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 3. — Rudy Vallee, who forsook crooning for the life of a Coast Guard lieutenant, and his bride, Bettejane Greer of Washington, one of screendoms newest glamour girls, have chosen the desert for their week's honey moon. Lt. Vallee. 42. and the 19-year-old actress were married last night in Westwood Community Church by Capt. J. E. Johnson, Navy chaplain. About 200 friends attended the cer emony, in which Mrs. Ralph French was matron of honor. Lt. Vallee s best man was his former agent. Walter Kane, now also a Coast Guard lieutenant. A reception followed the marriage, which was Miss Greer’s first and Lt. Vallee's third. The prewar orches tra leader and singer was wed May 6, 1928, to Leonia Cauchors, but the marriage was annulled a few weeks later. In 1931 he married Fay Webb, singer. They were divorced in May. 1936. Miss Webb died six months later. Northeast Citizens Council Weighs Junk Yard Protest The Northeast Council of Citi zens’ Associations today was study ing an objection by the Brentwood Terrace Citizens’ Association to junk yards extending along Brent wood road N.E. Opposition to the location of the establishments was expressed by Mrs. Margaret Merchant, a dele gate from the Brentwood Associa tion, at the council's meeting last night at No. 12 precinct. Vincent P. Boudren, represent ing the Metropolis View Citizens’ Association, announced that a Ci vilian Defense rally will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Vincent’s School, Fourth and Channing streets N.E. Representative. Cun ningham, Republican, of Iowa will be the principal speaker. The pro gram also will include music by the Metropolitan Police Boys’ Club Band. Warning Against Fire During Holidays Issued A warning that all stores, clubs, cafes and other public places must be particularly careful to guard against fire during the holiday sea son was issued last night by Fire Chief Stephen T. Porter. “Let's all have a white Christ mas—not one blackened by the de mon fire,” declared Chief Porter. Pointing out that the hazards of fire and panic were increased when places were crowded, Chief Porter urged owners of large establish ments to co-operate with fire in spectors. a nel: “It’s your good fortune that you have been placed under the joint command of Lord Mountbat ten and Gen. Stilwell. Detroy the enemy and a bright era of true equality will dawn upon you in the world to come. The price to be paid for victory is the price to be paid for the glory of our country.” Lord Mountbatten told the trainees: "I promise that you will go into battle when the time comes. I know you will fight, I know you will advance, and I know you will kill Japs. Our motto will be, 'Advance and kill Japs, advance and kill Japs’.” Gen. Chiang refused to discuss the Cairo conference, telling correspond ents: “I feel it best not to say anything at this time.” It was ob vious, however, that he was satisfied with what had been accomplished at Cairo. An Associated Press dispatch from Chungking said the Chinese hailed the Cairo pledge to crush Japan and restore all Chinese territory lost to Japan as a great diplomatic and po litical triumph that would establish China’s position as a major world power. Markets Lack Corn, Midwestern Farms Still Have Plenty By the Associated Press. CHICAGO, Dec. 2.—A scarcity of | corn in marketing centers provides a sharp contrast with conditions on j farms in the Midwestern corn belt, I where, according to reports received by grain firms today, there is plenty of the golden grain. The corn harvest this year was in excess of 3,000,000,000 bushels, the second largest on record, but the movement to terminals has been far below the needs of deficit produc ing areas, such as the East, which must import corn from the Midwest to provide feed for dairy animals. One leading grain firm said, ! “Much corn has apparently been | held on farms in anticipation of an I increase in ceiling prices.” The pres ent ceiling is $1.07 a bushel at , Chicago, and news dispatches from Washington have said this would be raised to lure the grain out. “According to our reports,” the grain firm stated, “huge amounts of corn are stored in open and tempo rary cribs, and considering the pro duction, there must be a sizable sur plus on farms.” Much the same sentiment w'as ex- 1 pressed by the Missouri Grain. Feed 1 and Millers’ Association, which stated: ‘‘There seems to be plenty of corn on farms, but it is almost im possible to move com off farms. Farmers fill their cribs and just sit tight. Corn is security with the banks in the grain belt States." One reason given to explain the withholding of corn has been the fact that it is more profitable to feed the grain to hogs, and sell It as pork meat, than to market it as grain. The profit in such feeding, however, is very much less than it was at this time last year, when com moved to market freely. The corn-hog ratio at Chicago to day is 12.6 to 1, against 16.5 to 1 a year ago. This means that 100 pounds of live hogs are now worth only 12.6 bushels of com, while last year they were worth 16.5 bushels. Record-breaking receipts at livestock markets indicate farmers are not holding hogs to pour mour corn into them, but, instead, are marketing them at lighter weights than last year. Women Voters to Meet The Montgomery County League of Women Votetrs will discuss the significance of the Moscow agree ment at a luncheon meeting next Friday at the Masonic Temple, 8433 Georgia avenue, Silver Spring. This is the second in a series of league forum discussions. The sooner you get that War sav ings stamp in your book the sooner' you will get victory in the bag. i Veronica Lake Obtains Divorce From Officer By the Auoclated Pres*. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3.—Screen Actress Veronica Lake, her hair combed back from her forehead, was granted a divorce yesterday after she testified her husband, Maj. John Stewart Detlie, former film art di rector, objected to her absences on transcontinental bond-selling tours. He accused her of being an unfit mother to their 2-year-old daughter Elaine, the actress testified, because of her absence from home on the bond campaigns. Numerous quarrels and arguments also complicated their domestic life, she said. The actress, whose real name Is Constance Keane Detlie, married the former art director in Santa Ana, Calif., in 1940. They separated last August, and after the death of her prematurely born baby, she filed suit October 21. A previous property settlement gives Mias Lake the custody of her daughter for nine months each year TROUSERS To Match %y% OIC 044 Caatc »P EISEMAN’S—F at 7th and $50 a month for her support. Maj. Detlie Is to have the child's custody during the summer months each year. "Let's All Back Attack' Is New Loan Slogan "Let’s All Back the Attack’* has been adopted as the slogan for the Fourth War Loan drive for $14,000, 000,000 starting January 18, accord ing to the Treasury Department. The District goal has not been set, but it is believed the Individual quota will be higher and the over all figure somewhat lower, than dur ing the Third War Loan campaign. The new slogan sums up the Treasury’s determination to reach the small investor and put every body on the home front behind the fighting front. Jeon La Rue—Dick Collins I Bette Blue—Groce Pearson^ Noel & Troppe The Blue Bloods <Jkr •LUNCH YJ111! A dinner ^ 1 wM 'k'k'kWsmtW London Papers Return To Madrid Newsstands By the Associated Press. MADRID, Dec. 3.—London news papers went on public sale at Madrid’s newsstands today for the first time since 1940. Editions of fered included those up to Novem ber 20. Dealers said they believed the de ! lay In delivery eventually would be cut down to two or three days, as in the ease of German and French newspapers, which arrive by plane. 7RY MARUM SHffl CMAH OOEBBELS HIMMLER omsifNo VON PAFCN , J<MLr. . seyss-inquart' DtGREllE Butchers, sadists, terrorists all, these inhuman Nazi rats of Hitler have been ticked off biographically one by one in Collier’s since last July. As each took his place in the master rogues’ gallery of all time, the admonition “Remember him!” followed his indictment. And at Moscow the United Nations pledged themselves to remember to deliver The Guilty7 to the scene of their crimes for punishment. Leon DeGrelle, Belgium’s Judas and No. 19 in the series, appears in Collier’s out today. Each day our fighting men bring the reckoning closer. Read “Victory at Volturno” in this same issue, cabled by Frank Gervasi from rain-soaked Italy where Clark’s 5th Army sloshes towards Rome. And read of our unsung heroes of the grimy ground crews — the lads who keep the bombers flying — by Corey Ford and Alastair MacBain. It’s the abundance of such timely, impressive editorial fare that makes Collier’s multimillion readers pounce on the mag azine each Friday. The sure respopse we get from active thinking readers confirms our confidence that an informed citizenry can shorten the war and ably handle the peace. LAVAL VON RIBBENTROP STREICHER Collier's never forgets there's more going on than just war. Plenty of sparkling fiction in this issue — plus the start of "Romance in the First Degree" by Octavus Roy Cohen, complete in four issues. Scientisl J. D. Ratcliff in "Cold Killer" records signal progress against a com mon enemy. Famed correspondent Cecil Brown, back from war, asked hundreds of Americans from coast to coast, "Do You Know What You're Fighting?" The answers are amazing, their vagueness alarm ing. And Henry F. Pringle writes "Why It Costs You More to Live." 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