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Clean, stainless, invisible Zemo won't show on skin. 8 different sixes. 7ITMil Lord Vansittart Takes Issue With Smuts On France's Future (Lord. Vansittart was chief dip lomatic adviser to the British Foreign Secretary from 193S to 1941. Before that he was per manent Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs. This article is printed through the courtesy of the Sunday Dispatch of London.) By LORD VANSITTART. LONDON (NANA).—Just over three weeks ago Field Marshal Smuts gave a weighty and statesmanlike address at the Houses of Parliament which was rightly received with ap preciation and interest. I have de liberately deferred any comment on the one vulnerable point, since I do not wish to be captious, but rather to correct an unintentional misap prehension. The passage is one in which Field Marshal Smuts referred to France. He g^id: “France has gone, and if ever she returns it will be a hard and a long upward puli. • • • She will not easily resume her old place again. • * • France has gone, and will be gone in our day, and perhaps for many a day.” Our French friends were naturally pained and indignant, the more so that the field marshal, in also fore seeing the disappearance of modem Germany, found words of apprecia tion for German qualities. The French would naturally have pre ferred to be the recipients. Here, however, they have no cause for anxiety. It is a commonplace that France’s total contribution to civili zation is far greater than Germany’s —and the field marshal is too great a scholar to be unaware of a point which he took for granted. The repeated phrase that “France has gone” is not so briefly explicable. LYSOL KILLS FLU'BUG* ftw Htts at f——i —dfcaf sdmI prwrtt Influenza virus...spread by a sneeze... can dry up...live in house dost... give flu to others 6 weeks later. BUT Lysol kills flu virus quickly on contact Cleaning with Lysol reduces the risk of influenza in your house hold. A sneeze may spread the flu “bug” as far as 12 feet (see photo). The “bug” may settle in dust on floors, woodwork, tiling, • furniture. Use Lysol to clean in kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, children’s rooms, wherever dust collects. It will help guard your household against risk of influenza from in * BUY WAR BONDS AND STAMPS ★ • footed dust. Get Lysol at your drug counter today! *The "bug” which causes flu is a virus It was dearly a condensation lead ing to overstatement, which ampli fication might have avoided. Some one should have edited that pas sage before publication. That French physical strength has been waning since Napoleon I, and that the Germans crushed her at a third attempt is, of couse, as true as to say that no one on earth can speedily recover from the horror and destruction wrought by Germans wherever they go. My comment is twofold. First, I doubt the wisdom of publishing in abbreviated form a statement likely to convey an unintended impression when French resistance is so sac rificial and on the eve of still greater calls. Secondly, that France, judged on past form, will recover more quickly than some expect, but not more quickly than we must all de sire. France not only was, but will be, a great country. She was cor rupted and betrayed. She will deal with the betrayers. Forty years have passed since Kipling wrote: “We have had no end of a lesson; it will do us no end of good.” He was wrong. But for 20 miles of sea we should have shared the fate of France. Failed to Learn Lesson. We also failed to learn the wise lesson that power is necessary in peace as in war. Moreover, a per centage of responsibility for the col lapse of France rests with our own lack of resolute policy during these 40 years. We must, therefore, not be overcritical. France, stunned by her fall, is in deed already recovering, so far as is humanly possible prior to the arrival of our armies. The French under ground movement, La Resistance, is tenacious, efficacious, costly in hu man life. Our policy must be to en courage it to the utmost, to keep her on the offensive, not to give her ol fense. We defeat our purpose and hers by conveying to her, or even thinking for a moment, that she “has gone” for our lifetime. We shall be wanting her—all—tomor row. We shall hope to get her—all —except the political gallows-birds. French resistance is real, whereas the much - boosted underground movement in Germany is a fiction upheld by spurious reports emanat ing from interested parties. It has never existed in any effective form. It has nothing to show. Nazi Labor Working Hard. Deep in the fifth year of the war, as pointed out by the Times (Lon don) on November 20, “The great mass of the German labor force is working as hard as ever • * • coal production has been increased throughout Germany as a whole, and has been maintained even in the heavily bombed Ruhr.” Ours has declined. "It would be foolish to pretend that threats and punish ments play a preponderant part in keeping up the enormous output * • * The people’s evident fore bodings have not yet had much effect on the work of their hands.” Yet our propaganda 1s still based on appeal to this German fiction, while, on the other hand, we ad minister a cold douche to the French fact. That is not policy. But what, it may be asked, is policy? The noun has never been defined. I have my own definition: decide what you want, and then make it happen by every legitimate means. Our policy, then, must necessarily be to have as our nearest neighbor a France friendly, contented, and strong, a great power again in fact, and as quickly as possible. She has not “gone,” and we must not let her go. Equally the interest of France commands—unless we are silly enough to discourage it—that she should look far understanding and co-operation to her nearest neighbor. We, rather than Russia or the United States, are billed by nature for that part. We can, and can only, play It by showing that our interest, knowledge, understanding, are—as they should be—beyond question. Integrity Urged. We must allow no suspicion to pre vail that we will be party to the ap pearance of any more Darlans, or to any interference, whether by AMG or any other agency, in the in dependent conduct of her own af fairs, as they develop and progress. We must remember that the in jured are sensitive, the misled sus picious, and be careful accordingly to lend no color to any facile im pression that the tyrannical Ger man occupation has been followed by a benevolent but too authorita tive Allied one. That misunder standings are absurd is no guar antee against their occurrence. Coming generations will not, should not, forgive us if we alienate, or let slip, one of the inevitably principal factors in Western Europe, however temporarily enfeebled. I should feel happier if this country, discarding at long last all interwar perversity, would unite in making more allowance for France, and less for our, and her, enemies. France Can Recover. France has surprising recupera tive powers. She recovered speedily from the defeat of 1871. With better understanding on our part she might even have recovered from the vic tory of 1918. She would, indeed, have had a far better chance of survival if the United States and Britain had not short-sightedly de prlved her of security on her eastern frontier. This time the security must be full and unassailable. Let us real ize not only what we want, but what we need, and then insist on the ob jective. We shall have to help France to her feet; then she will help herself more than is realized by those who imperfectly know her. The time has come when we must return to faith—faith in miracles. That is the most important conclu sion of this war. They will be needed everywhere. In my youth a famous French writer affirmed: "The age of miracles is not over; we only need saints, and they are rare.” In my age I vary that: We only need heroes, and they are plentiful. 'This Is Worth Fighting For' Pinup Is Official CAMP VAN DORN, Miss.—Orien tation officers here have recognized, officially, the "pin-up” girl. 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