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.M/fiingldn MfRBWIOIIND KSj Jip OREW P£A ** oN ( * »"' k * *'" » " T » Washington. D. 0. **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 can public. 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 anyway. 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 out. 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. 'Montgomery Demoted.' 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 about it. 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. ♦ • • CAPITOL Cn.\l"F 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 people." 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 ~ /J fe- v ->-¥y m9h s . jjjj^ 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 r p Ti j ' ' . ft ;■ 1 i * • • , * 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 P . f . *» •'' - se my* j j snaie aaftg yasg Xift* WBST' 3WV 1 i^.v -':"" 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. Tin: DANM RY RKPORTFR. IVVMM'BY. V ( TJM RSDVY. FEHRIWRY 1. 1915 MO Men, 8 Horses' : iS ' ' 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 iget started?" 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!" 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