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Washington, D. C.
Chief issue in the long series of
backstage arguments over feeding
Italy has been President Roosevelt's
T[.\esire U) to get the Italian people
olay a greater part in the war;
avoid a repetition of Greece.
Air there have been rumblings
of t f d rioting, and should Allied
tank ind guns be turned against
the (4t.;jie of Home as in Athens,
the repercussions would be tragic.
Theoretically, the British have
agreed with Roosevelt. When it
comes to putting the policy into ef
fect, hewever, it is different. Fol
lowing some disagreements last
August an 1 September. F OH.
thought he had the whole matter
Ironed •it .it the Qu bee conf ice
with Prime Minister I'rtir 'hill, only
to tint! that in late October nothing
had been done.
Finally, en Oct. ber 31, he took the
unprtv. dented step . f c'ving a di
rect order as commander-in-chief to
the set rotary of war He wrote:
"I have hail before me the
shipping difficulties in getting
supplies to the civilian popula
tion of Italy and I note that we
have been building up some re
serves for use when northern
"In the meantime, it seems to
me that the situation is so acute,
from the point of view particu
larly of food in southern Italy,
that some risks must he taken
regarding supplies at the time of
the collapse in northern Italy.
That collapse may well not
come until (ierman> itself col
lapses, in which case the ship
ping situation will he much less
"I'nder the circumstances, I
have determined to assume the
responsibility for asking General
Wilson to increase the ration to
300 grams throughout all of Italy
that our forces occupy."
Despite tl, - categ ric position by
the President of the United States,
Gen Sir Henrv Maitland Wilson, re
ferred to ah. ve di I notlvng. I.ast
week. Seen iar\ St. ttiruis emj a
sized shipping as the reason wry
increased I'.-.-.ling had not been
given Ita!\ I! .t he !id not give the
whole st. ry Aotually. as pointed out
by the President, there has been ac
cumulating a stock pile of food for
unlibernted northern Italy.
POORLY I' MI) CONGRESSMEN
The struggle exp.rieneed by many
congress*) >r. to make b«.th ends
meet in Was'-irgtiTi. and alsi the
steady retm- mnt f A-1 officials
from public life because they can
not tako the tinanei.il sacrifice, has
an ir.tiii -ting rarallel in the early
days of the n iti n
Some of t:.f foun nng fath. rs, be
ing hont st n-.on and without private
fortunes to .r d it impossible to live
on their government salaries and
were throatencd witi. imprisonment.
For instar.ee. the great revolution
ary war : ofo. Gen William Moul
trie was imprisoned for debt. Also,
the first associate j listi. e of the I*. S.
Supreme court. James Wilson, had
to fie# Pennsylvania to escape his
creditors and was about to be
served with extradition papers in
Edenton, N C., when he died.
Also, John Rutledge of South Caro
lina, one of the chief drafters of the
constitution, was threatened with
imprisonment for debt and only re
mained out of jail through the suf
ferance of his creditors.
Today, U. S. congressmen,
cabinet members, and federal
iudges remain relatively among
the poorest paid public servants
in the world. A U. S. ambassa
dor to London is paid $17,500,
while the British ambassador to
the United States is paid SBO.OOO.
A U. S. Supreme conrt justice
gets 820,000, while a New York
state Supreme court justice gets
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PERSUADING NAZI PRISONERS
Recently the army's shrewd
psychological warfare branch in
stalled sound equipment at the edge
of a Nazi-held port behind the
Allied lines in France and offered
the Germans a novel "Trial Sur
render." The message broadcast to
the Germans went something like
this: "Try it out for three days.
If you don't enjoy being a prisoner
with us, you can return to your
As a result of the offer, eight
Nazis surrendered. At the end of
the three days, four agreed to stay;
the other four asked to go back. The
army let them go. To their sur
prise, however, the four came back
a few hours later bringing more
than 50 of their tired Nazi comrades
to join them in the comparatively
luxurious prison camp surround?
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C. Students of lend-lease will find at
an American neuropsychiatry rest
home at Shugborough park, in
England, a rather undistinguished
flagpole about 15 feet high bearing
the stars and stripes. At its base is a
sign: "This flagpole loaned the
American forces at Shugborough
park by the Earl of Litchfield."
$1 The Hollywood post office has
made a special rubber stamp to re
address mail to Congresswoman
Helen Gahagan Douglas, who one*
lived in Hollywood,
Directed Luzon Speed Landing
Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur. left, and I.ieut. Gen. Walter Krueger, C.G.
of the (itli army, which led the landings on Luzon, are shown above.
Below, the naval stall responsible for success of undertaking. Vice Adm.
Thomas G. hinkaid. second left, giving final instructions to his staff.
Country's Top Football Scorers
L. to R.—Lieut. Itill Dudley, Randolph Field, with the Robert Smith
trophy, received for being outstanding service player of the year; Don
Adams, president, Washington Touchdown club; Leßoy Zimmerman.
Eagles, outstanding professional; and Dan Whitmire, navy, winner of
Kockne trophy for being the outstanding Ail-American lineman.
Track Coach Begins 30lli Year
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I.awson Robertson, famous track coach of the I'nlversity of Pennsyl
vania, is shown at le't, watching the hurdling form of Lou Moretzohn of
Itio de Janeiro, Hraiil, as Robertson began his 30th year in the spurt.
Forty men turned >ut tor first practice and Robertson has high hopes
for the coming se? von.
Germany Gets Real Taste of War
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There have been hundreds upon hundreds of scenes like this in war
torn countries over which the Germans have rode roughshod, hut this one
Is different. This is Germany—the same Germany which has dealt i*p;Mh
blows to every country in Eurape—no-. having war brought to its own
door, In the el* y of Saarlautern.
TIIE nWltl lfV REPORTER. HAN'RI RV. N. T ! 'I'IM) VV. TAMARV !"»•*>
Not Chic—but Comfy
This youngster of Rastogne has
no ambition to be a Beau Brum
mell. All he is interested in is get
ting and keeping warm, so he is per
fectly happy wrapped in this hand
me-down outfit and oversize mufller
furnished from relief quotas.
Wins Ski Tourney
Lieut. Artliur Devlin. IT.l T . S. army
air corps (left), and Merrill Bar
ber pose together at the Bear Moun
tain Ski Championship tournament.
Barber made a i:!9-foot jump to take
top honors. Lieutenant Devlin with
115 feet took second place.
Wa-r Malaria War
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This warning by medical units of
the 13th air force bomber base em
phasizes malaria control on the is
land of Corsica. The swamps are
sprayed from air and land and the
newest control methods are put into
Nazis May Bomb U. S.
That New York and other cities
' will soon be targets for German
i robot bomb attacks has been pre
i dieted by Hear Adm. Jonas H. In*
1 cram, C.G Atlantic Fleet.
King George of Greece Is irked
I with his public relations experts.
; They kept him staying in his London
' hotel room during the Athens mess
t—instead.of okaying His Highness'
usual routine of making the London
, late places surrounded by a bevy
of beauts. . . . Cuba's Batista wilj
settle in Brazil.
The Federal Trade commission
' is checking up on endorsers of prnd
' ucts in ads. Wants to find out if the
| celebs who endorse them actually
;ise them. . . . The reason for the
New York butcher strike is this:
The Gov't clamped down hard on
black marketing. The butchers
learned the fine was too high to
make any profit, even at b.m. foes, j
They decided it was cheaper to get ;
nut of business than make whole- j
salens rich and themselves poor.
Add rackets: Phones in Florida
.ire bringing as high as SSOO each
from people who lost theirs to the
armed forces a year ago. . . . The
mobs are set to run the bookmak
'ng in Mexico and Havana. They
lad been figuring on the tracks suf
fering disaster for more than a
year. . . . Sidney Kingsley dashed
off a five page scenario in 30 min
utes. for which Zanuck paid him j
$50,000. More than a 1,000 smackers
Though war plant absenteeism
was a contributing factor, the W'ash
ihgt n grapevine is saying that the
main reason for closing the tracks
was this: congress was preparing
to stick a 10 per cent tax on the
nuittiols. and the track owners (in
stead of cooperating gladly in view
of the fortunes they've garnered
lately) made ready to ficlit it. . . . It
w«s their attitude, more than any
thing else, which irritated the pow
ers that be.
The first Broadway hit show to
beat the jinx of the amusement page
alphabetical lifting is "A Bell for
Adano." . . . Many shows that
put an "A" in front of the title to
inherit the top of the list flopped.
"Angel Strei t" was the exception
for a long time. . . . The commies
in Indianapolis, Erie and BufTalo
last week started their campaign to
discredit G-man Hoover with a na
tional smear attack. . . . They say
N. V. Times' critic. Bro ks Atkin
son (now in the hospital after a long
session covering China's part in the
war), doesn't want to resume
drama-inspecting. He prefers doing
something important, such as his re
cent assignment. His excellent re
ports are credited with actually in
fluencing U. S. policy in the Orient.
Faces About Town: Libby Hoi.
man. the blues thrush-tobacco heir
ess, who is quietly backing Broadway
shows. . . . Band chief John Kirby,
$5,000 wealthier after winning a li
bel action from a Pittsburgh writer,
who cast aspersions on his draft
status. . . . Canary Bernice Parks,
currently at the St. Regis, who will
decorate Life's pages as best
dressed gal. She has 16 fur coats.
Her match book covers feature
photos of her feller. . . . Horace
MacMahon, one of the stage's capa
blcs, serving the nation by deliver
ing war bond speeches—while wait
ing for producers to come to their
senses. . . . Milton Berle, who at
this tardy time is feuding with
Joe E. Lewis over the song, "Sam,
You Made the Pants Too Long!"
Apparently after reading the "Fight
or Work" edict.
Story of the Week (By Dr. Elisha
A. King): Do you remember the
Indian juggler described by William
Hazlitt in one of his famous essays?
The juggler was perfect in throwing
and catching brass balls—keeping
four in the air at once. That was
his whole stock in trade, but it waj
the best he had. Seeing a number
of people go to the Shrine of the
Virgin Mother bowing, praying, etc.,
he became interested and wanted to
worship. Finally, he went in,
squatted in front of the image and
performed. It was the best he had
to offer and doubtless acceptable.
... I mention this because of a
report from Guadalcanal describing
a Christmas evening service. Father
Gehring celebrated midnight Mass,
but no one could play Christmas
music. A soldier had gotten a small
organ from somewhere, but no on®
could play it. However, one man
was found who knew only one tune,
"Yiddisher Mama," so he played
With the heavens for a roof. Mass
was said in Latin, a Jewish boy
played the one piece he knew and
several hundred Protestants, Catho.
lies and Jews knelt and listened.
The Radioracles: Talk about de
flation. When CBS last week dropped
Raymond Scott's 20-piece orchestra
(which cost the network more than
$250,000 in two years) the spot was
inherited by Milt Herth's Copaca
band, which has only three musi
cians. . . . Ted Adams, acting-pro
ducer of "We, the People," had no
trouble booking H. Hodgkins, the
youthful spy-catcher for the pro
gram. . . . Because Adams sum
mered near where the spies landed
—for 25 years.
I AD Y WANT I'D in every community, both
r'ur.il ;ind city, to sell hue of household
necessities to her neighbors. Our lin» in
cludes such sc.irce items .m cheese and
tntindry so.tp. Lihcr.il commission, general
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