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Teheran 3-Way Drive
Gives Nazis Problem
Of Disposing Strength
Bj the Associsteri Press
LONDON, Dec, 7.—The Teheran
promise of Allied drives from the
east, west and south confronted
Germany today with thp problem of
disposing her numerically inferior
forces in an effort to avoid destruc
tion by the mightiest military array
the world has ever known.
Against the combined strength of
the United States. Britain and Rus
sia. Adolf Hitler now finds his once
proud military forces completely
outclassed by land, sea and air.
His soldiers are outnumbered by
at least three to two. his air force is
at an over-all disadvantage of at
least three to one and the seas all
around his continental fortress are
dominated by Allied navies. More
over the Allied power on land, sea
and air daily is growing.
Germany at the very outside now
is believed able to muster 320 divi
sions which with nondivisional com
bat troops, would mean a fighting
force of around 5.500,000 plus 3.500.
000 to 4.000,000 in the supply serv
ice and administrative jobs.
More Than Matched by Russia.
Almost certainly Russia alone can
more than match this. While fig- j
ures of Soviet strength are ultra
secret, military observers here
would be surprised if the Red Army
numbered less than 350 divisions
with a combat complement of more
than 6.000.000.
By now the Russians' own pro
duction. plus lease-lend help, has
made Soviet equipment as plentiful
and as good or better than that of
the Germans.
Even if the Red Army only counts
20-oriri armored divisions against
Germany's 30-odd. its unique and
much dreaded artillery divisions'
probably give it an over-all fire
power greater than that of the Ger
man Army. j
The combined British and Amer- (
lean ground strength in the Medi
terranean and Britain is not yet as
great as the Russians' but it Is cer- j
tainly in the neighborhood of 2.- 1
000.000 to 3.000.000 and growing 1
steadily.
Two-Thirds or Strength In East.
Because of the weight, fierceness
and skill of the Red Army, the Ger
man high command seems commit
ted Inevitably to maintaining about
two-thirds of Its force on the east
ern front. S’alin on November 6
said 207 German divisions faced the
Russians and since then even more
may have been thrown in to stem
the Soviet drives
About 40 Nazi divisions are known
to be deploved in France and the
Low Countries. 12 in Norway. 7 in
Finland. 25 in Italy and 23 in the
Balkans and Greece—leaving vir
tually no strategical reserve in the
accepted sense of a reservoir of
trained first-rate troops held far
from the battla lines to be thrown in
on any front.
The German Rir force, which once
wr.s the most dreaded of Hitler's
weapons, is an even weaker link In
the doomed military chain.
The best estimates here now are
that the German air force can
present a front-line strength of no
more than 1.200 to 1.500 bombers and
2.500 to 3.000 fighters. Instead of the
traditional reserves of two planes on
the ground for one In operation, she
probably ran count on less than half
that backlog, which Is a necessity for
long, hard operations.
3.00® Heavy Bombers.
Here again Russia alone may be1
able now to match all the German
power, and certainly the American- j
British contribution is far greater'
relatively In this sphere than on the
ground
It is obvious from the scale of the'
present aerial offensive from the!
west that the RAF fleet of heavy
bombers must total upward of 2,000.
while tine United States Army Air
Forces, by Gen. George C. Marshalls'
own testimony, had upward of 1.000
In the United Kingdom in early
autumn.
Figures on fighters and medium
bombers which will play such a great
role in any invasion are much less
easy to estimate, but if the com
bined British - American fighter
strength in the Mediterranean and
the United Kingdom were less than
twice the German air force total it
would be a great surprise. It
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wouldn't be a surprise, however, if
it were even more.
Aside from its beaten submarine
fleet, whittled down substantially
from its peak of 500 craft. Hitler
has only a handful of hiding war
ships in the way of a naval arm. j
V. S. Production Big Factor.
Behind the opposing Allied
strength, ready and shaping, stands
bomb-free American industry, only
now reaching the peak of produc
tion in the hands of a people still
relatively untouched by war. in con
trast to Germany, whose productive
body and mind are being scored
deeper day by day.
This does not mean that Germany
is not formidable and capable of
putting up a fight that will test
Allied strength to the utmost, but
the balance sheet shows that—given
a continuation of the unity and de
termination so dramaticallv affirmed
at Teheran—the defeat of Hitler is
as inevitable as the tides along the
French coast.
Few here dare to hope that Ger
many will accept the inevitable
without submitting this Allied unity
and determination to at least, one
great test of battle.
But many feel that if the great
words of the conferences once are
translated into hard reality and this
greatest military potential of all
time makes Itself felt in a single
smashing defeat of the German
Army—or in a series of them from
east, south and west—the end might
come very quickly.
Called Nazis' Death Warrant.
The British Foreign Office with
held comment.
But the authoritative Reuters dip
lomatic correspondent hailed the
Teheran communique as "Germany’s
military death warrant" and added:
"Stalin's signature, implying full
approval of British and American
plans for operations from the west
and south, drives the last nail into
the coffin of German hopes based
on any possible divergence between
the great powers concerning the
war."
Fiank King, diplomatic corre
spondent of the British Press Asso
ciation. predicted a "profound" effect
on the German people.
"All their hopes of a negotiated
peace, of saving something from the
ruins, are shattered by the terse,
grim words from Teheran," Mr. King
wrote.
London morning newspapers hail
ed the Tehran declaration as a guar
antee of complete victory and as a
foundation for the peace to follow.
"From now on every Russian move
will be made with reference to what
the western powers are doing a:
the same moment and vice versa."
said the Daily Herald in a front
page editorial.
The Express in its editorial called
the statement a "declaration of
hope for small nations as well as
of doom for the great aggressors."
It bannered a story from its Wash
ington correspondent saving the ap
pointment of Gen. Marshall as com
mander in chief "to direct the
greatest military offensive the world
ever has seen" is expected to follow
the Teheran meeting.
The Daily Mail saw the confer
ence as ;he "event the Germans
have feared most.”
The News-Chronicle said: "Even
one has long been asking for the
formulation of global strategy. Such
a strategy seems this time to have
been achieved."
Mrs. Pinchot to Head
Civilian Block Service
Mrs. Gifford Pinchot ha* been ap
pointed by the Commissioner* as
chairman of the block organiza
tion of Civilian War Services. it was
announced yesterday at the District
Building. She will continue her
duties with the emergency food and
housing in the air-raid warden's
office.
At present the block organization
is working on five projects, includ
ing the location of homes for chil
dren of working mothers if day
care centers are not available; urg
ing women who are not now em
ployed to tak» full or pantime jobs:
planning Victory gardens for the
coming vear: sharing cars and en
listing WACS.
"I am glad.” said Mrs. Pinchot. ‘‘to
do what I can to help the work of
block organization. I believe it is
vital to the problem of wartime
Washington and. by the way. it is
not duplicating the service of any
other organization—if it were, I
would not be interested.”
Mrs. Pinchots name was recom
mended to the Commissioners bv
Harry P Somerville, head of Civilian
War Services, which takes in all
tiie non-protective services. Mrs.
Pinchot was said to have been in
terested in block organization since
the beginning of the war as a means
of securing active participation of
each individual in home front pro
grams.
Georges Maison Dies
NEW YORK. Dec 7 The
death of Georges de Grand Maison,
78. French Catholic leader and for
mer Senator, was reported last
night by the Nazi propaganda
agency, Transocean, in a broad da st
recorded by United State* Govern
ment monitors.
A LIGHTER MOMENT AT TEHERAN—Smilingly, President Roosevelt look a moment out while
posing for formal photographs of the Teheran conference to greet WAAF Officer Sarah
Chuiehill, daughter of Britain s Prime Minister. At the left is Premier Stalin and on the right,
Mr. Churchill. Behind them stand 'left to right) Harry Hopkins, Soviet Foreign Minister Mol
otov and W. Averell Harriman, American Ambassador to Russia.
Tax Chiefs in Senate
Hope to Finish Work
On Bill in Ten Days
Es the Associated Presa.
The Senate Finance Commit
tee went into executive session
today 1n a hurry-up effort to get
the new $2.140,000,000-added
revenues bill on the law books'
before Christmas.
There were indications that the
measure-modest in its demands
when compared with the $10,500,000.- ;
000 revenue increase asked by the
Treasury—would get a substantial
working over in the closed sessions.
But members said the net result
probably wouldn't change the out
look much so far as the average
taxpayer is concerned.
Will Study Bill Closely.
"There is a sentiment on the com
mittee to explore every possibility to
get more revenue" said Acting
Chairman Walsh, ' but it seems un
likely that any more can be found.
We will go o\er the House bill page
by page '
The Treasury insisted tlie public
could stand to pay five times as
much new taxes as the House bill
rails for. But the House, in voting
its revenue measure three weeks
ago. took the position further taxes
would upset the Nation's economic
structure.
Senator Walsh said he believed it
"extremely likely" that the Senate
would follow the House's decision
to abolish the Victory' tax and take
its 9.000.000 taxpayers onto the regu
lar income tax rolls, leaving thr in
dividuals tax bill unchanged That
plan was attacked by the Treasury
as being unfair to low-income fam
ilies and complicating the making
of income tax returns.
Will Require 10 Day*.
The Massachusetts Senator pre
dicted the committee would take at
least in days to complete its consid
eration of the bill—taken apart sen
tence by sentence in a week of pub
lic testimony which closed yester-,
day. He said every effort would be
made to get it through Congress be
fore the end of the year, the date;
when some of the new excise taxes1
on so-called luxuries should go into i
operation.
The committee closed its public'
hearings with a day-long discussion
of war contract renegotiations by
the Army. Navy and half a dozen
other Government agencies.
Francis M Shea, an assistant At
torney General, argued that contract
renegotiations should not be subject
to court review unless there is evi
dence of bad faith, fraud or arbi
trary conduct in making the con
tract settlement
An appeal of the type you propose
is no appeal at all," declared Senator
Tait. Republican, of Ohio. "It is
useless ”
Mr. Shea explained that negoti
ated contracts were subject to re
view by the Secretaries of the War
and Navy.
“I want somebody else to have
the final say besides the Army and
Navy.” Taft continued.
The bill provides that appeals
from contract renegotiations should
go to the Court of Tax Reviews, but
most of the agency spokesmen op
posed that proposal.
Undersecretary of War Patterson
told the committee it is “physically
impossible to prevent all excessive
profits" in war industries.
"Undobiedly some companies as
well as some individuals will emerge
from this war with more profits
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efforts are made to prevent that
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Mr. Patterson said, however, that
the War Department has recap
tured $1,500,000,000 in excessive war
profits by renegotiating terms of
it* contracts with big suppliers of
war goods. He advocated continued
contract renegotiations rather than
a 100 per cent excess profits tax as
the best way of preventing unjus
tified war earnings.
Conference
_(Continued From First Page '
Marshal Stalin contained an indi
cation of possible developments in
the Balkans area bv announcing
"complete agreement as to the scope
and timing of the operations to be
undertaken from the east, west and
south."
This statement was interpreted to
mean that the time has been set for
invasion of Europe across the Chan
nel, Tlie time undoubtedly was
chosen with respect to the progress
of Russian offensive on tlip eastern
front and the development of an
attack in the south of Europe.
Might Preced Blow Over Channel.
Tiie latter might come in either
Southern France or the Balkans.
Most observers here incline to the
belief that it would be the Balkans
arid that a massive thrust there
would precede the attack across the
Channel in order to bring maximum
pressure on Nazi Europe at all vul
nerable points.
While victory over Japan is con
sidered equally certain bv authori
ties here, they say that no such
confidence with respect to time is
now possible.
Almost a year and a half after
the initial Pacific offensive against
Guadalcanal Island in the South
west Pacific, hard-fighting Ameri
can troops are still struggling for
possession of the last of the Solo
mons, and the key Japanese base of
Rabaul. at best a perimeter defense
position, remains to be taken.
Southeastern Asia Attack Due.
Events moved more rapidly in the
North Pacific where conquest of Attu
Island early this year forced the
Japanese to evacuate Kiska and
gave American forces a springboard
for jumping on Japan's northern
outposts in the Kuriles, but it now
appears that it will be several
months at least before the jump can
be made.
The most immediate prospects for
new action against Japan lie in the
Southeastern Asia theater where
Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten
has been accumulating ships, planes
and men for a campaign against
enemy-held Burma, Malaya and
eventually Singapore.
All these actions, present and fu
ture. are believed to have several
purposes in ccmman: i 1i To force
Japan to cu.-perse her strength and
if possibile to engage and destroy
her seapower; <2> to regain control
af such strategic positions as Singa
pore and the island of Luzon in the
Philippines: <3) to cut off the south
ern and richest half of Japan's
empire by air and sea action based
an the Philippines: <4* to open a
China coastal port for the develop
ment of a sustained, China-based
aerial offensive against Japan.
Russian Press Hails
Results of Parley;
Stalin Back Home
By EDDY' GILMORE,
A.«.j.oclati»d Press War Correspondent
MOSCOW, Dec. 7—The Soviet
government through it* newspaper
Izvestia indicated in the most em
phatic terms today it* complete sat
isfaction with the result* of the
Teheran meeting of President
Roosevelt, Premier Stalin and Prime
Minister Churchill.
This full and official approval was
expressed after Premier Stalin had
returned aafelv to Moscow after a
hazardous round trip of 1.700 miles
during which hi* plane braved anow
and zero temperatures.
"For four days over a roundtable,"
said the Izvestia editorial, "the most
eminent statesmen of our day con
ferred and reached romplete agree
ment on questions of war and ihe
most important problems of postwar
organization of peace."
Tiie editorial was spread ovei
liree columns of the front page, to
gether with page-wide photograph;
of tiie Three leaders.
Praises Allies' Efforts.
"He who reads carefully Roose
velt's. Stalin's and Churchill's dec
laration will understand that tiA
fate of the war has been decider
verbally." the editorial declared
It referred in broad friendh
fashion to the accomplishments o
the British and American armies ir
North Africa, the Mediterranear
and Southern Italy and gave Rus
sia's allies due honors for their con
tribution toward winning the war.
"The success of the Rer| Arm\
and the success of tiie Allies quick
ened the pace of the war and gav»
even greater strength to co-opera
tion between the Allied countries ir
tnr war." Izvestia went on.
; The agreement on concerted ac
tion was viewed here as the most
important result of the historic par
ley since, from the Soviet view
point. it settled the biggest question
of the war—the "second front " 01
invasion of Europe from the west.
Communique Broadcast.
The Roosevelt - Churchill - Stalin
communique was broadcast yester
day by the Moscow radio. Crowd?
standing in the snow-edvered street?
and squares listened to the public
loudspeakers without cheering, but
with evident relief.
Premier Stalin's trip —his first
abroad since tiie war—took him ovar
the vast reaches of Southern Rus
sia, across treacherous mountain?
jtnri snowy steppes Tiie natural
hazards were increased by heavy
clouds and low temperatures which
iced the wings of his plane. He went
to work as soon as he returned and
is known to have been at his desk
Sunday night.
Frigate Is Launched
WILMINGTON. Calif, Dec. 7
—The Navy frigate Burlington
named in honor of Burlington. Iowa
took to the water today in simple
launching ceremonies which also
commemorated the anniversary of
Pearl Harbor.
striding past Mr. Churchill <back to camerai and Gen.
H. H. Arnold, commanding general of the United States Army
Air Forces, Premier Stalin gives photographers an unusual
view of his new uniform of marshal of the Soviet forces.
—12th Air Force Photos.
McNutt Aide Predicts
Compulsory Job Law
Won't Be Needed
By MIRIAM OTTENBERG.
In a year-end balancing of its
manpower ledger, the War Man
power Commission predicted to
day'that national service legis- j
lation will not be necessary -to
complete the "last but hardest
and most crucial lap" of man
power mobilization.
"We see an easing in the man
power situation without compulsory
legislation" said William Haber
WMC assistant executive director
"All the obstacles are not removed,
but If any one had predicted a year
ago thpse records could have been
achieved without compulsion, we
would hate said he was naive”
Before July, 1944, however, the
armed forces will have to get.
1.300.000 more men. not counting re
placements. and the munitions in
dustries will need 900,000 more work
ers, WMC announced.
Admit* Revision.
In "balancing the books,” WMC
admitted a drastic revision of its
estimates for 1944 was necessary be
cause of these developments:
1. Employment In non-war activi
ties such as trades and services did
not decline as predicted because
Government failed to undertake the
(“positive steps” necessary and the
anticipated curtailment of Chilian
activities didn’t materialize.
2 Employment in munitions plants
will be 900 000 under previous pre
dictions because War Production
Board schedules call for expendi
tures of nearly *6.000.000.000 less
than had been announced in June.
3. Emnloyment in the Federal war
agencies will level off at 1.600.000
instead ol increasing to 2,000 000
workers as was previously antici
pated.
The WMC hopes to achieve a
total labor force of 66.300.000 by next
July, which is 400.000 more than
was predicted last July for the suc
reeding year and 1..300.000 more than
jthe actual labor force at that time
I This gain Is to be accomplished
without any further restrictive or
ders nationally, WMC said, although
some local communities may
broaden their controls over workers.
At the present time, said Mr. Haber,
an estimated 4.600.000 workers are
subject to “controlled referral.” and
HERE'S OUR ANSWER I
Chiefs of three great world pow- i
ers agreed, at the momentous 1
Cairo parley, to “bring unrelent- |
ing pressure against their brutal 1
enemies by land, sea and air until 1
the achievement of the uncondi- |
tional surrender of the war lords 1
of the Rising Sun.” 1
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ran be hired only with the permis
sion of the United States Employ
ment Service or some other ape
proved agency.
Apparently the toughest problem
ahead is supplying sufficient men
for the armed forces. Mr. Haber
explained that the requirement for
1.300.000 additional men does not
measure the problem, since losses
must be made up as well as “ac
cumulated deficits'— meaning the
men draft boards failed to supply
on demand this year.
Will Miss Goal.
The January 1 goal of the armed
forces has been 10.800.000. Mr
Haber announced the armed force'
numbered about 10000000 men or
November 1. Although exact figures
were lacking, it was apparent that
the goal would be missed bv a sub
stantial margin WMC has not
changed its estimate of 11.300.00C
men by next July.
"In spite of the fact that the rate
of building up the armed forces ha'
declined, the monthly cal! for mer
lias not declined because of the neer
for replacements," the WMC officia
said "The current ra’e of calk
justifies the conclusion that an;,
substantial relief from that quartei
is not in the cards—certainly not ir
January or February."
Despite lower estimates for muni
tions employment the country ii
not "over the hump" in that fielc
either, he said, explaining thai
"when we have to meet munition'
schedules, we can least afford to fal
down."
In explaining why it was reducinj
it* estimates for munitions man
power from 11.600 000 by July t-t
10.700.000 workers. WMC said WPf
had reduced it* estimates because i
believed the country was approach
ing Its production ceiling
Given as reasons for this belie
were the recent diminution in th<
monthly rate of increase of muni
tions production: anticipated cut
backs for some items because of tin
changing military picture, and "th<
fact that schedules for some type'
of equipment had been set at am
bitiously high levels, which may b(
modified downward."
WMC warned that although thf
supply of workers in the Nation a.<
a whole is expected to be ■ mort
than adequate to meet anticipatec
demands." there may be serioui
difficulties m attaining sufficien
labor in munitions plant* locatec
in areas of labor shortage.
(Senate Liquor Inquiry
(To Open With Study
Of Amount in Storage
Bj the Associated Preen.
A Senate Judiciary Subcom
mittee decided today to begin
public hearings in its investiga
tion of liquor shortages with
testimony Friday by Stewart
Berkshire, deputy commissioner
of internal revenue, on alcohol
withdrawals from bonded ware
houses.
Chairman Van Nuys said the com
mittee already has gathered infor
mation which indicates there is
available now—despite the lapse in
whisky making because of war al
cohol production—a supply of liquor
which would last more than three
years at normal rates of consump
tion.
“There doesn’t seem to bp any
doubt that there Is sufficient whisky
available to meet normal market
demands, and I can’t see why the-»
should be any shortage.” Senator
Van Nuys said in an Interview.
Distillers Blame Bottle Quotas.
Distillers have contended that a
wartime limitation to 65 per cent of
the quota of bottles made available
to them, along with a shortage of
cartons, has contributed to the wide
spread absence of standard brands
from the shelves of retail stores
Senator Van Nuys said that after
the committee obtains data on the
movement of whisky supplies
through a check on the taxes paid,
he would call glass manufacturers
in for testimony on the bottle situ
ation. He said preliminary infor
' mation indicated sufficient bottles
could be made available if distillers
! would adopt quarts and cut down
| on the numbmer of fifths, pints and
smaller bottles.
i
Will Call State Officials.
The Indiana Senator said the
'committee intends to make a com
iParison of liquor movement through
State-owned stores and through
] State-licensed outlets. He said the
group will call William Latach. dep
juty auditor of Ohio, for testimony
ion the experience of State-owned
stores in obtaining supplies and will
ask New Jersey officials to tell about
the license system operations.
I "We are going to see if there is
any discrimination as between
States, between wholesalers, retailers
and finally between customers," he
said.
He added that before the com
mittee is through it intends to hear
Price Administrator Chester Bowles
on liquor price ceilings and Agricul
ture Department representatives on
gram supplies.
OPA Orders Drastic Cut
In Price of Swiss Watches
-he A sociaied Pres*.
The Office of Price Administra
tion today ordered drastic cuts in
the retail celling prices of lower
priced imported Swiss watches.
The price agency reported that
under the revision watches selling
for $39 50 in extreme eases under
the old price formula are reduced
to $17. The shortage of low-priced
watches in the country caused con
siderable abuse of the old ceiling
formula and led to imposition of
today's dollar-and-cent maximums.
Retail prices under the new ceil
ings range from $8.50 for Swiss
watches with pin-lever, cylinder or
Roskopf movements. 3 jewels or less,
men's size, to $18.50 for pin-lever
ladies' size watches having four or
more jewels.
Congress in Brief
By the Associated Pre*s.
Senate:
May take up resolution awarding
railroad pay boost.
Finance Committee starts mark
ing up tax bill
Banking Committee hears farm
1 representatives on subsidy contro
versy.
House:
: Routine session.
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Nations are falling on enemy territory with
relentless fury . . . but this is only the be.
ginning of a long, arduous task which must
result in all-out Victory , . . No American
can afford to ease up on his effort . . .
WE’VE WORK TO DO!
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