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Have you read the story about Hitler's maid?
That was a question frequently asked here
in recent days
Aren't we suckers to read such matter?
Isn't it possible that the story was written right
here in America by someone who had never
been to Germany but who patched up all the
details in his mind and passed them on to
an innocent public for what they were worth
in cold cash0
In our drive for money we have ignored all
values and discarded truth and reason Publish
ers do not measure the effect of their mater
ial other than in terms of pecuniary reward.
They publish things apparently to create a
sensation regardless of truth. Only recently one
of the leading news agencies in this country
"played up" a big'story that claimed Germany's
losses 111 the low countries were limited to less
than 10,000 men. When the head of that agen
cy passes on such unadulterated lies to its read
ers it would be well for that agency to fold up
and play no part in the weird business of dis
seminating the news.
But the worst part abou^ it.all is that we know
we are being "sucked in" and yet seem to like
There is a loud cry for the Allies to retal
iate if. the murder of women and children.
"Bomb Berlin." they clamor.
It is natural for one to hate an enemy and
to want to strike back But if the Allies strike
women and children won't they be doing just
the same thing that has brought hate and con
tempt down upon the head of Hitler and his
hordes'' If we are to retain any of our proclaim
ed self-possessed Christian principles, we will
not want to strike innocent women and children
regardless of their nationality.
And .then there is more than one way to look
at the situation. If the Allies bomb Berlin, it
will hasten retaliation by Hitler and aggravate
the danger to which the civilian is exposed. Any
game of retaliation just now will be more cost
ly to the Allies than to Germany.
If we are to have any cause for fighting, we
must protect those principles worth
Doe* bol Affect I * Here'(
That fellow who SO loudly maintained thai
the affairs of Europe do not affect us here will
possibly change his mind when he gets to pay
ing tax on an already existing tax to support
armaments made necessary by war in far-away
"Possibly if there was a spark of humanity in
ness of mankind across the sea when defense
less men, women and children were impover
ished, enslaved and slaughtered months ago.
But just wait until the trend of events starts
pinching our money and we will awaken to the
cold fact that what happens in Europe does af
fect us here.
bearer W or bote Than In I'll I
The recent trend of events in Europe is grad
ually extending the battle line to-other areas and
nations, and regardless of peace talk and all the
claims of the isolationists, these United States
of ours are nearer war right today than they
were in 1914.
The momentarily expected invasion of Hol
land and Belgium by Germany, the apparently
slated attack on the Balkans by Italy and with
Japan's eye on the Dutch Indies, will, in time,
draw us a bit nearer. When the economic shoe
begins to pinch our feet more than it is now,
and it is fairly certain that the tobacco farm
er will realize just that next fall, then Congress
will not lead the war, but will be called upon to
My understanding of life is that we get out
of it just about what we put into it ao if we put
into the farming the best that we have we are
hkely to reap happiness, contentment and some
thing to live on.?Exchange.
Stepping lip Profit
In 1914 it took nine hours lor a factory work
er to make one pair of shoes. It requires only
three and one-half hours to handle the task to
The worker is making three tunes as many
shoes in the same length of time as he made
thirty-six years ago, but the worker's wages are
not three times as great. The price of shoes is
just about as high today as it was thirty-six
years ago The puzzle is, "Who is reaping the
added profits from the speed-up?"
\ <>t i Pair Swap
"Industry serves the farmer," an industrial
ist declares. But industry has not been as liber
al in serving the farmer as the farmer has been
in feeding industry'.
4 i.urnmon Fault
One common fault chargeable against many
of us is that we are all the time opposing this
and that and never offering even as much as a
4 Crave M intake
I mtrd States Mm.
Clrarly, it would be a grave mistake for Con
gress to adjourn this summer. We must have
as quick access to congressional action as do
the British and French Parliaments. Overnight
may come a change in the world situation re
quiring the exercise of legislative power. We
may not be able to wait for the call of an extra
session The world moves too fast nowadays for
that. And we cannot simply delegate all legis
lative power to one man while Congress dis
perses to the four corners of the land . .
We need a better anti-aircraft defense, more
military and naval airplanes and pilots . .
We should, moreover, study once more our
"neutrality" laws. Shall we continue to put ob
stacles in the path of the British and French?
Shall we, too, be deluded by the conceptions
of "neutrality" which have lately been evolved
by isolationists in our midst, or shall we return
to the international law of 1933 when it was law
ful and proper for us to export our goods for
credit arnrpan of the world.' Shall we allow
the fact that the British and French became
bankrupt between 1920 and 1930, and hence
could not pay us their debts, to interfere with
private loans to the Allies that might have to
be made now in our own self-interest? What
would happen inside the United States if no
bank or financial institution would ever lend
money again to any individual business man
who had been president of a company that went
into receivership or bankruptcy? . . .
t oday Great Britain and France are lighting
with their backs to the wall. They cannot be
aided by an expeditionary force from our Am
erica We could be of no military aid to them,
but we can help them by removing the restric
tions on credit which we have placed upon
11 artl ff'urd$
The speech by Alfred Duff Cooper yesterday
perhaps heralds the final abandonment' by the
English of the attempt to draw a distinction be
tween the Nazis and the German people. Duff
Cooper does not belong to the Government, of
course, but he is still a mouthpiece for the rul
ing group in England and his relations with the
Government seem to be much closer than the
formal situation suggests.
The instinct of the English people has never
taken kindly to this view that only Hitler,and-u?
few Nazis were responsible for the war. And
with reason. Three times in the last 70 years the
Germans have made major wars in Europe, al
ways to the simple purpose of extending their
rule over other peoples by force. It makes no
difference that they have often had effective
aid in making these wars from suckers like Na
poleon III,1 Poincare and Izvolski, Laval and
Sential and primary guilt is still certain
Truth about the Germans is that they have
never got civilized in certain important regards.
despite their remarkable achievements in the
arts and sciences and in metaphysics, and de
spite their charming development on their soft
Tacitus said of the German tribes in 97 A. D.,
that a German considered it shameful to work
for what he could get by war and rapine. It re
mains fundamentally true.
In 1914 Germany was the most prosperous
and raj^dly rising nation in Europe. And there
is ample evidence that if she had settled down
tu work after 1918 instead of eternally nursing
her wounds and her hatred she could have to
day been one of the most prosperous again ?
could and certainly would have been the domi
nant industrial and commercial power in the
Balkans and Asia Minor,
Instead, she has chosen to cling to a kind of
pride which belongs to the barbarian stage of
society and which the other nations of Europe
have outgrown?the itch to go out and demon
strate German superiority by the simple bar
barian devices of murdering and enslaving her
Under those circumstances, therefore, Duff
Cooper and the instinct of the English people,
as of the French, are justified. Hitler says that
he is an incarnation of the German will, and it
is plainly so. The only reasonable hope for peace
in the future is to put this nation so thoroughly
out of commission that it will not be able to do
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