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**TORY BEHIND MONTtiOMERY
BKADI I.Y COMMAND SHIFT
There is significant background
behind the appointment of British
Fie!d Marshal Bernard Montgomery
to command two American armies,
thereby taking away most of the
command of Lieut. Gen. Omar N.
Bradley. There are also interesting
reasons why it was kept such a
hush-hush matter from the Ameri
General Bradley has now been
awarded the bronze star by
Eisenhower and congratulated
by Churchill to take the sting
out of his loss of the First and
Ninth armies. The idea that
Bradley made the transfer him
self also has been publicized.
Despite these maneuvers it is
knnun inside the war depart
ment that highest F. S. war
chiefs opposed the transfer to
Montgomery and that it was put
across bv (ieneral Eisenhower
Background of the reshtitf'e goes
back to the land r.g in Norman.iv
last summer when ry was
given Caen as his objective, while
Bradley was to take Cherbourg.
Brad>y reached his hjective ahead
of schcd ;'e in a new type of of
fensive tig':.ting, in winch. U. S.
troops did not wait f r supplies to
come up ncr for s: ipers to be wiped
Montgfr.i ry, i;^u m re conserv.
ative.si •v-ni '. i f. - : ".odtac
tics. sat with : is artrv at Caen and
cither cou •:rt or w. ir t break
through I.•«■>.n a:'*i r schedule,
and until Bradley, ignoring Mont
the south and start« i the lightning
dash to Pans.
Aftorwar i. the Stars nr. i S'rires
carrit ! a rv t Bri. ilrv was
being promoted to the rank of full
gomery. The Stars *ar .1 Strires be
ing an oiTeial an- v r- the
story naturally was true. But pub
lication in London caused such a
furor among the Bri'i.-h that the
British broa 5 • isting ci n pany went
on the air with an emr hatic denial.
After that the shift of arn s was
he'd up f r a w ' , Mont
gomery C( :!d ! e made a Fiel I Mar
shal to appra-e h th h:n' a- i Brit
ish public o- :r.i ' Bra :Vy tin r. t. • k
ev er ci ir.n " i of n'i ' . • Vr:«*ri« . n
armies under Eisenl wer, and
Montgomery was left only with the
two British and C in . iian arm es in
II Hand n-i Belchn
Since 11 ■ n M r.tv has hi n wait
ire f r his i 1 -p to etnize a c> me.
back. His friends of the British
been doing the same ? isrtr.nl' .'e
ly following t e G rrrnn break
through • • ■ egan : res- ir.' * F;-"en
h wer t eive him t e American
Fir-t and Ninth am ies
Montgomery is a sui • rh d- fensive
flgher W1 or. his back was to th#
wall at El Alan r : :~t a few mil s
from Cairo, he di I a great j b. ;
When f. ••• n o|fcr ■.•» j. '•« as in
Sioilv. at Caen, a' i it Ana.em he
failed t«> make the grade
How much of I isenhowcr's
decision to put Montgomery in
command of (he two American
armies depended upon his ability
as a defensive lighter, and how
much on British pressure is not
known. It is known, however,
the transfer of commands was
opposed in the war department
and was carefully hushed-up for
two weeks and not even all of
the top-ranking executives in
the Pentagon building knew
Also it is n significant fact that
Eisenhowf-r is arswerable to Chur
chill as well as Roosevelt. He can
not be removed by Roosevelt with
out Churchill's O K. and he has to
get along with both. That is an im
portant point not realized by many.
But not to be f rgotten.
Note: Rivalry among high rank
ing generals exi-is in every war,
probably worse in the last war Gen
eral Pershing and Gen. Peyton
March. U. S. chief of staff, were
hardly on speaking terms. General
Pershing also sent Cr. n. Clarence
Ransom Edwards of Boston, hero
of New England, home from France
because of clashing personalities.
♦ • •
C. At the dinner of the Washington
radio correspondents, President
Roosevelt smoked cigarettes without
a holder, while Assistant Pres. Jim
my Byrnes used a long black holder.
C In London they tell Americans, |
"You've got to understand our Win- i
ston. He believes in government for j
the people, not government by the
C The bobby sox brigade has in- ,
vaded Uie sacred halls of congress. 1
Dozens of youngsters crowded the
corridor outside the office of Helen
Gahagan Douglas last week, hoping
for a glimpse of the comely con
gresswoman from Hollywood. Her
admirers were acquainted with all
the roles she had played from the
time they were in diapers.
C. Frederick Woltman of Roy How- !
ard's New York World-Telegram,
is releasing a series'revealing the
highest U. S. army posts have been
taken over by communists. This
..will h*. naws to Joe Stalin.
Troops Continue to Sail From U. S. Ports
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Left: A troopship at sea. No room for deck chairs on this onc-tinie luxury liner which sailed from a New
fork port. I pper center: Every inch of space is utilized. Here is a small section of one compartment
aboard a l". S. army transport, alter it was loaded at the New York port. Kight: Hed Cross workers, al
ways on hand, wave goodbye to troops as an army transport begins its overseas voyage from Boston.
Overseas Handling of Service V-Mail
\ -mail handling has become one of the best organized and most important branches of the service. Lower,
\ -mail combat him exchange. Fpper left, tcni|H>rary sending station iu the lield. Center, outgoing
V-mail casing operation. I pper right, loading V-mail gear at Pearl Harbor. Wherever I'ncle Sam's hoys
are to be tound, N -mail will reach tliem. Officials urge more extensive use of this service.
Old Storv in Warring Delirium
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Carrying their few belongings, Belgian civilians trudge wearily along
a road from the path of an advancing German army (left), and return
(right), after the American armies have repelled the attack of the Nazis,
Thousands of Belgians arc without homes and many are in serious con
dition from privations.
Navy's Leading Hellcat Pilots
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snaie aaftg yasg Xift* WBST'
Fifty-eight Jap planes downed. That's the combined total of the
navy's two highest scoring Hellcat pilots. L. to K., Comdr. David
MeCampbell, Los Angeles, and Lt, Cecil E. Harris, Crcsbard, South
Dakota. MeCampbell destroyed 34 Jap planes in the air, and Lieutenant
Harris shot down 24 enemy aircraft.
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TJM RSDVY. FEHRIWRY 1. 1915
MO Men, 8 Horses'
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Reminiscent of World War I days, !
these American infantrymen board
a "40 Hommes, 8 Chevaux" box
car in France. They are members !
of 302 Reg., 3rd Bn., 94th Div. Many 1
of the American troops were moved
by these box cars in World War I. j
This is the first photograph received
during present war.
Speed on lee
Speed on ice is shown as Bill Bu
polo, No. 11, of Boston Bruins, out
skates Butch McDonald of Black
Hawks during game at Chicago*
I The Chicago Black Hawks won.
Lint From a Blue Serge Suit:
Mr. I. Hoffman (the New York
oranch of the Hollywood Reporter)
recalled the most costly comma in
(J. S. history. . . . Many years ago
a tariff bill listed articles that were
:o be admitted free. One item was
j 'all foreign fruit-plants." . . . But
a careless clerk replaced the hyphen
! ivith a comma. ... It caused or
anges, lemons, bananas, grapes
and other imported fruits to be ad
mitted to the U. S. free of duty. . . .
It cost the government an esti
mated million dollars plus.
A concrete example of journalis
tic jiu-jitsu (being thrown for the
L-ount) was the story which said that
Dick Merrill, the famed transatlan
tic flier, had broken another record
—flying from Seattle to Washington
in six hours and three minutes. . . .
The story was wired from the Cap
ital by one of the news services. . . .
One night later we grabbed Dick's
paw and shook it hard as we con
gratulated him. ... "I don't know
| what it's about," he said. "I just
■ came in from Africa. How could
i such a story that never happened
I The terrible crash of the old China
I Clipper at Trinidad reminded us of
'the flight we made from Natal to the
U. S. . . . The Boeing circled over
i Port of Spain for more than an hour
: —waiting, we learned, for the man
in charge of the field lights to wake
up—and turn them on. . . . The law
there at the time, it appears, pro
hibited plane landings at night. . . .
When the China Clipper crashed it
was the first time Trinidad permit
ted planes to land r.t night.
The author of "Argentine Diary"
(Ray Josephs) has an exciting re
port in Cosmopolitan It is the first
full-length article on Kvita (Little
Eva) Duarte, the girl "behind the
Colonels' clique in Argentina." . . .
We wrote about her activities here
last June—the stcry to appear
in the U. S. about hi r influi nee in
Argentina. . . . Little Kva, we said,
a one-time playboys' gal-pal, worked
herself up, colonel by colonel, to a
top spot in the leading Fascist re
gime in the Americas. . . . Josephs'
Cosmo piece is called "Under Cov
er Girl," and you'll know why when
you read it. . . . His story, he tells
us, was inspired 1 y the item here
about her, and that is why the edi
tors bought it. . . . Two major movie
studios are interested, too, reports
the author. . . . Thus a columnar
item has bloomed.
Things like this are making
Sec'y of Statc-tinius a very re
spected gent around Washington.
. . . The other day he invited
Ser'y of Interior Ickes and his
staff to meet with the State
Dep't at a private dinner. . . .
.Mr. Ickes was asked to make
a complete criticism of the State
Dep't. . . . The idea was to
achieve hetter teamwork. . . .
Ickes let them have a blistering
attack, and plenty of State Dep't
ears sizzled. . . . But the confab
achieved its unique purpose. . . .
It put the State Dep't laus on
friendly, human relations with
the Ickes bunch for the first time
in a dozen years.
Add fine screen playing: Mark
Daniels in the "Winged Victory" hit.
... In mid-December the col'm pre
dicted that another strike would
break out at Wright's in New Jer
sey. The workers there wish it em
phasized that they won't strike and
intend to vote for the continuation
of the no-strike pledge.
A Broadway playgirl was tipped
to a sure-thing four days before
Tropical Park shuttered. She
plunged on the horse for a SIO,OOO
killing. . . . But the bookie, with no
future in racetrack gambling,
welshed to the coast. Her boy friend
happens to be one of the Last's
toughest sportsmen. Not a new way
of committing suicide, at all.
A fiilinure hatcheck gal got a SIOO
tip from a fellow, who returned two J
hours later and said it was a mis
take, demanding it back. He gave 1
her $1 instead. Not a bad tip, at i
that. . . . Havana is "dead"—prac- i
tically no tourists. But Cuba has I
great prosperity, wages are higher 1
than ever. The Cuban capital is |
guarded by machine gunners, ditto j
the Presidential Palace. . . . Groaned i
one wealthy Cuban planter: "You I
people insist on giving our people I
milk and ice cream! They hate it!"
. . . Isn't it true you are richer
than ever?" he was asked. . . . "No,"
he said, "I used to make $300,000 a
month. Now it takes three month;
to make that!"
Cole Porter says of all the songs
he's composed, his pet is "Love for
Sale," which radio banned because
of its poetry—and which, conse
quently, was never "done to death"
by the song-pluggers. . . . The Re
pubs are describing Mr. Churchill as
"England"s revenge for the Boston
Tea Party!" ... A legless mendi
cant features this placard: "4F in
the Draft—But 1A in Blood Dona
tions!" . . . Phil Brito's description
of a phony: "He is bothered more
by your success than by his own
Is Al> V WANTF.U In every communitv. both
rural .mi cit>. to srll luitf of household
necessities to her neighbors. Our line in
clud*a such PC.tree items .is c heese and
laundry so.tp Liber.il commission, lieneral
I'ruducls Company Albany, Georgia.
Swedes Brought Log Cabin
The log cabin is not native to
America and it was unknown to
our earliest colonists, such as
those at Jamestown and Ply
mouth. This type of construction
was introduced by the Swedes
who founded their first settlement
nere in 1638 on a site that is now
a part of Wilmington, Del.
1 FEWW S 1
Remember those wonderful vegetables
you grew last summer—so chock full of
goodness mid mouth-watering flavor?
Bdter make plans right now to plant
more this season, but be certain to
plant Ferry's Seeds for best and surest
And it's easy to buy Ferry's Seeds.
Your favorite store carries a wide as
sortment. Have a hetter garden witb
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DETROIT 31 SAN FRANCISCO 24
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Takes the stuig and itch out of burns,
scalds, insect bites, oak and ivy poison
ing, wind and sun burn, dialing and
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ens the danger of infection whenever the
•kin is cut or broken.
Keep a bottle handy for the minor
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household sue 6.if; economy sue $1.25.
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Creomulslon relieves promptly be
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trouble to help loosen and expel
germ laden phlegm, and aid nature
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wante matter from the blood.
If more people were aware of how the
kldnevs must constantly remove sur
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matter that cannot stay in the blood
without injury to health, there would
be better understanding of why the
whole system is upset when kidneys fail
to function properly.
Hurning, scanty or too frequent urina
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paint, getting up at nights, swelling.
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