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Wednesday, September 12, 1945
Should Praise God
Since Lend Lease ended some three
weeks ago a few newspaper and a
great many Open Forum writers have
been stirred up over how we are ever
I going to get back for what we loaned
to our Allies.
This should not be a matter of worry
to the American people. We have already
been paid back much of both
the principle and interest. Much of it
has been paid back by the war being
won, by American not being destroyed
as Germany and Japan were destroyed
and by millions of our people living to- j
day, who perhaps would not be living ;
} if we had not aided our allies with 1
Lend Lease during world war II
meant passing the amunition to those j
who fought with us. We should now
- praise God that we did so.
Three years ago a local boy who
had not reached the age of 15 stopped
school. We have no record that his i
leaving his books was a result of his
need to work, rather it sseems to have
resulted from a spirit of freedoom
created by war times. It appears that
he work some but that most of his time
was spent at place and with companions
which could do him no good.
He failed to realize that what is mischief
in a boy is criminal in a man.
Several times he got off easy following |
; various escapades cause of his youth. ]
Because of this he apparently got the
idea that nothing would happen to him.
But, last week he was sent to State
Pfison to serve three to five years fol- :
lowing his conviction for a crime committed
only three days after the courts
had released him from another charge.
If that boy had been kept in school,
instead of idling around, he would
I probably be a respected citizen today.
The fault was largely his but there
were other also at fault.
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One day this week we idly picked
up an old copy of Collier's Magazine,
an early 1944 issue. Turning the pages
we came across a feature story about [
Adolph Hitler, world's master criminal. I
The story gave many facts concering J
Hitler's life, his general madness, thirst <
for world power and general brutality.
Describing one of the rages in which
Hitler frequently fell the writer quoted
him with saying he would destroy the
whole world, except that part which
he ruled, with atomic bombs.
He would done it if he could, and he
could if the United States had not beaten
him to the punch. With England and
Russia fighting our battles during the
first years of the war and with our
giving them aid through Lend Lease,
Hitler was checked in his overwhelming
ambition to conquer the world.
Even his mad efforts to get control of
atomic energy with which to carry out
his purpose were defeated.
Germany never got around to using
the atomic bomb for the simple reason
that they never got around to making
it. If they had made it, and they doubtlessly
would have with a little more
time, they would probably have wiped j
Ip the earth with it. Certainly the I
United States would have been destroy|
ed, or driven to unconditional surrender.
Nobody knows how far Hitler and
Germany got toward producing the
atomic bomb. There is no denying that
they were engaged in a great effort
to produce them. Likewise, nobody
knows how far Japan may have gone
in the same effort, aijjed by Germany.
The simple fact is that we got there
first. In using the bomb we were justified.
The use of the bombs took the
lives of many Japanese but in taking
these lives it also saved the lives of
thounsands and thousands of men.
War Not Over Till
Congress Says So
When will World War Two actually
end? or. did you think,that VJ-Day,
^enld'ed it.?\ (*. jjj 1 f ' V '
f r Already* the * United4 States has1 had
its VE-Day, its two days of rejoicing
over the defeat of the Axis, its one day
of prayer and devotion, its VJ-Day.
But none of thes marks the end of
World War Two.
It is the job of Congress to officially
end the war either by passing a resolution
to that effect requiring the President
approval or providing legislation
assuring orderly reconversion that will
permit the President to issue a proclamation
declaring an end to a state
World War One did not end officially
until two and a half years after the
fighting stopped. We celebrate Nov.
11, 1918, or Armistic Day, as the ending
of that struggle. But officially it
did not end until July 2, 1921, when
President Harding signed a joint resolution
declaring an end to the war
against Germany and Austria-Hungary.
How long will it take, then, to officially
close World War Two? President
Truman has said he hoped Congress
would not act precipitously. He
has stated a declaration by him wouldn't
come for some time yet. He like
President Wilson following World War
One is not anxious to officially close
the war immediately on surrender.
President Truman has very good
reason for not wanting to officially
proclaim a state of peace immediately.
There is war legislation that terminates
with the end of the war or six months
thereafter that the country's security
requires indefinitely after VJ-Day.
There are peace treaties that need to
be made with Germany and Japan and
ratified before the war can be officially
closed. Yet, it is possible to write these
treaties now, or for some time to come,
until there is both closer agreement
among the victors as to what the future
of the Axis Powers is to be.
For example, there is the Draft Act
which, because of the demands for
occupation forces, the Government
feels should continue indefinitely. Yet
that is to cease six months after the
proclamation of the end of the war.
The fact that World War Two may
not officially be ended for some time
yet does not mean certain controls in
wartime legislation cannot be removed.
Congress can terminate the activities of
any agency or the operation of any
law by refusing to appropriate funds
for its continuance. Or it can by a joint
resolution repeal such legislation.
How and when the end of World
War Two will come no one can say at
this moment, not even the President. He
is recommending to Congress that it not
act precipitously to end it and advising
it he is not prepared to proclaim
the war's end until there is Congressional
legislation that assures an order1..
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Atomic Global Defense?
The late General Billy Mitchell used
to say that whoever controls Alaska in
an age of air power dominates the
world. Events in years to come appear
likely to add to Mitchell's reputation
as a prophet. Alaska will be a crossroads
point for global commercial aviation.
Of that there no longer is much
doubt. Also, future plans for military
defense of the United States and preservation
of world peace are likely to
call for launching sites in Alaska for
long-range, rocket-propelled atomic
bombs. Presumably the United Nations
will ? individually or collectively?
maintain a number of such sites, bringing
every city on earth within range.
If you wanted, today, to choose a
remote abode which would be likely
to survive another war, you'd be hard
put to know where to locate. The best
bet would be a piece of land far from
the nearest town and hemmed in, as
far as possible, by hills on all sides. At
Nagasaki, a city of hills and ridges,
damage was chiefly confined to the
valley in which the atomic bomb burst.
There is no doubt that this is a very
good deal for Russia, a3 well as for
China. However, observers feel that
Moscow exercised considerable restraint,
under the circumstances. Noted
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particularly was stanns snuD to tne
Chinese Reds, who may have hoped
for Soviet support on ideological
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